Unwrapping the eReader: On the Politics of Electronic Literature

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2017
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978-1474230254
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371-384
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eReaders are becoming more normal and convenient, but which technology is the "best"? This chapeter attempts to inscribe those concerns for the readers. A central concern is that the eReader is currently undergoing a low-intensity version of the format wars of the 1980s (Betamax vs. VHS), and 2000s (HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray), bereft of commentary from scholarly and teaching circles, which stand to be most directly affected by the adoption of one particular platform over another. 

(source: from the chapter Unwrapping the eReader: On the Politics of Electronic Literature)

Platforms referenced:

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Amazon 1994
Barnes and Noble 1885
iOS 2007
Android 2008
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June Hovdenakk