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Recently, readers of Andy Unedited have let me know about a number of pieces of interest related to stuff I’ve posted. I’m happy to pass them along to you as well.

IVP Fan Mark Denning read “Will Digital Outstrip Print by 2015?” and suggested two articles to me. The first is a Smithsonian magazine piece, “Reading in a Whole New Way” by tech-guru Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired magazine. There he mirrors some ideas found in Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows (which I’ll be reviewing here shortly) and goes beyond, suggesting how the very meaning of reading is changing.

The second, “Quick Change in Strategy for a Bookseller,” is from the New York Times. This piece looks at how e-books are making huge changes not just for publishers but in the retail book business as well.

In a different vein, Dietrich Gruen alerted me to “Reading May Save Your Life” by Bill Ellis, following up my blog “Who Do Books Make Us?” There’s still a human side to reading, not just technology and fads. Here’s a good reminder of that.