Just kidding. Really inappropriate, starting another Franzen blaze, considering that he’s right on the mark here:
Yes, in theory, words are words. But literature isn’t data. The
difference between Shakespeare on a BlackBerry and Shakespeare in the
Arden Edition is like the difference between vows taken in a shoe store
and vows taken in cathedral.
(Did you catch my subliminal reference to the Kindle? I’m telling you, I’m on fire today.)