According to the New York Times, sales of e-books have cooled off. The dazzling arrival of e-books has cooled into the practical, mundane reality of reading. It's not that people have turned against e-books, but they're concentrating on the book, and not differentiating on the platform.
Something similar is happening with phones; while adults and teens are addicted to tiny screens, younger kids are less interested. In part, this is the natural urge to be different from the oldsters; but it's also a lack of tech adoration. These devices are a normal, mundane part of their lives, not magic.
Sarah Vowell, Marcel Proust, and David Sedaris walk into a bar.
"I'm not buying the drinks," said Vowell.
"I don't drink," said Sedaris.
Proust had been dead for over a hundred years.
Why are those paper toilet seat covers never the right size for the toilet seat? And what are we supposed to do with that middle section? We're supposed to tear along the perforated lines before using...right?