Across the digital divide
Submitted by liblarva on September 19, 2011 - 2:59pm
<a href="http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/390067.html">From this livejournal post by author Seanan McGuire.</a> This doesn't change the part where, every time a discussion of ebooks turns, seemingly inevitably, to "Print is dead, traditional publishing is dead, all smart authors should be bailing to the brave new electronic frontier," what I hear, however unintentionally, is "Poor people don't deserve to read." We cannot forget the digital divide. And we can't—we just can't—be so excited over something new and shiny that we walk away and knowingly leave people on the other side. We can't.