Regarding the Kindle and other phantasmagoria: I believe they’re great for reading in the dark until the battery dies — then it’s lights out for those of a literary bent and we’ll all have to go back to hurling abuse at old men in beer and/or wine barrels before we go to bed instead.
Yes … thanks to the steady pace of technological solutions to problems we never actually had in the first place … the future of the Human Race will consist of people hanging around in the street, ranting at alcoholics.
[Glaswegian accent on]
Who are you calling a scientist!?! How dare you — Elrond Cupboard was a dangerous charlatan! I’m no a thetan seadog on a cruise, Tom!