I recently read an article by Amy Gahran on CNN entitled E-books spur reading among Americans, survey says. The general concept of America increasing its thirst for knowledge is exciting. As Gahran began to close her statements regarding the positive outlook on America as a result of the introduction of imaginative technology (i.e., the Kindle Fire and iPad), she only hinted at those in poverty breaking even because they received the short end of the technological stick.
According to Gahran, “As the price of e-readers approaches zero, it opens up more opportunities for people who have been left on the wrong side of the digital divide to access the same wealth of information, entertainment and education as people with normal vision and average-or-better income.” But, what are we sacrificing in the name of high-tech advancements?
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