The Digital Generation and E-Readers are Tied Together

Over on Radar, Nick Bilton from the New York Times R&D group weighs in on the future of paper and e-readers:

A common response to the prospect of an eReader is, “But I love the feel of paper, I love a good book in my hands.” I can empathize with that sentiment, but I don’t think the digital generation can. If it’s not a touch screen, or hyperlinked, or instantly available at the press of a button, then it’s not worth their time. And as soon as a reasonable iPod-like replacement comes along, paper won’t be worth the publishing industry’s time either.

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