I, Reader

“I, Reader” is a great essay about read­ing, books, and dig­i­tal devices. One of my favorite bits:

If you were to ask me what I thought I was doing in check­ing news sites on the inter­net as many as eight to 10 times per day, start­ing with the elec­tion in 2004, I would tell you I thought I was keep­ing myself safe. Especially late at night, I felt like I was on night watch for the forces that would even­tu­ally put George Bush back in power one more time. It felt like a vigil.

Found via Daring Fireball.