Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Kindle Issue Flares Up Again

As reported in Publishers Weekly:
Some 200 people with print disabilities--physical impairments that restrict their ability to read print--protested in front of the Authors Guild headquarters in New York today, rallying against the Guild's attempt to get Amazon to disable the Kindle 2's text-to-speech function. The protestors, led by the National Federation of the Blind, chanted “We want e-books!” “Literacy for all of us!” and “Two, four, six, eight, the Authors Guild discriminates!”
See the rest of this story. It isn't going away soon.

See also Abraham Lloyd's Tweets reported here by Jamie Love and the use of the rather catcy expression:
“Stop the Greed! We want to Read!”

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