Leggere ai tempi dell'elettronica ovviamente non è la stessa cosa. Lo dice Andrew Piper nel suo libro, Book Was There: Reading in Electronic Times (University of Chicago Press), argomentando la sua tesi in modo interessante, "Amid the seemingly endless debates today about the future of reading, there remains one salient, yet often overlooked fact: Reading isn’t only a matter of our brains; it’s something that we do with our bodies. Reading is an integral part of our lived experience, our sense of being in the world, even if at times this can mean feeling intensely apart from it. How we hold our reading materials, how we look at them, navigate them, take notes on them, share them, play with them, even where we read them—these are the categories that have mattered most to us as readers throughout the long and varied history of reading. They will no doubt continue to do so into the future ..." slate.