Someone somewhere has a stake - vital for him, deadly for you - in making you turn away from books, dictionaries, and encyclopaedias to embrace machines, uniforms, and conformity. Has reading ever been a thankless task? Or difficult? Or repetitive? When I hear the words "digital reading", my first reflex is to think that none of us - whether authors or readers - are numbers. Who will ever learn a love of reading from such tools if they wouldn't have had it without them?