Dan Cohen’s latest edition of Humane Ingenuity, on ebooks, includes a twenty-year-old quote from Sven Birkerts asserting that “the turning of real pages […] helps to create immersion in a way that thumb clicks never can”, and I just can’t even with such nonsense. There’s a difference between the comfort and habit of the familiar and an objective experience. Arguably—easily, in fact—barely having to move a muscle to turn a “page” is more immersive than manipulating a physical book.

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