The Future of Reading in the Electronic Age

To the Editor:

In his critique of the report on reading habits from the National Endowment for the Arts, Matthew Kirschenbaum illustrates well the weaknesses of votaries of online and screen reading ("How Reading Is Being Reimagined," The Chronicle Review, December 7).

But Kirschenbaum claims the report is "most clumsy and out of touch when referring to new media," as it fails to account for the richness and variety of on-screen reading practices. He doesn't acknowledge the