August 4, 2000
E-Books Can Be 'Revolutionary'
To the Editor:
Rather being mired in "gooey retro glue," as Michael Jensen says, it seems to me that e-books offer sleek, new possibilities for readers and publishers alike ("E-Books and Retro Glue Protect the Vested Interests of Publishing," Point of View, June 23).
Jensen fears that "the retro glue dripping off the e-book may ... attach the worst of the last century's paradigm of intellectual property to the new century's publishing models." In fact,