Tag: technology

Review: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

I loved Egan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad, although now, nearly 12 years later, I didn’t remember much about the book. Maybe I should have reread it before reading the sequel, The Candy House, but instead I read it much like a stand-alone book. Maybe that’s why I had trouble connecting with it. Both…

Does Technology Keep Us From Reading Well?

An article in today’s New York Times discusses the influence of technology on how we read today (Yes, People Still Read but Now It’s Social). According to columnist Steven Johnson, authors like Nicholas Carr (and I’m sure many others) fear that we have less ability to focus than we used to have, and are therefore…

How to upgrade the Kindle

In Dreaming of the Superkindle, Harry McCracken of Technologizer proposes to Amazon the next great ways to improve the Kindle: color, less weight, graphics, improving newspaper and magazine readability, and creating the first great e-reader software.  Good suggestions, all.