Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Updike, John (June 25, 2006), The End of Authorship, New York Times, Retrieved on 2011-04-06
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    06 APR 2011

     Printed Book Readers are Hermits Avoiding the Global Village

    The printed, bound and paid-for book was — still is, for the moment — more exacting, more demanding, of its producer and consumer both. It is the site of an encounter, in silence, of two minds, one following in the other's steps but invited to imagine, to argue, to concur on a level of reflection beyond that of personal encounter, with all its merely social conventions, its merciful padding of blather and mutual forgiveness. Book readers and writers are approaching the condition of holdou...
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    Updike's response to Kevin Kelly's article on digitizing library's in the New York Times.