Friday, February 4, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, start your Kindles

The judges of the English-speaking literary world's highest honor have been issued Kindles to help them read the 140-odd heavy-duty submissions to the Man Booker Prize.

Here's the story in the Independent.

Not everybody thinks it's a good idea, of course. Highlighting passages and making marginal notes is much easier with tree-books -- and that's one reason why printed copies as well as electronic versions are being submitted to the judges.

But the e-handwriting is on the wall.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting blog. It would be interesting to know how most judges go about reading a book sufficiently to make a sound judgement call. I read the article you linked to and found it most interesting. I'm a new Kindle owner and my first blush is mixed. Chuck