Inherently Solitary

I plan to use [an ereader] to read, alone, in public, and not to attract the kind of weirdo who, upon seeing me with it, thinks it’s okay to come over and ask to touch it, and how much I like it. I would never want that, and in fact, if I thought that was going to happen, I’d stick to print for public reading, even if it does my shoulder in.  If this desire to read alone, to engage in something so inherently solitary in the presence of other humans is objectively uncool, and society is one big high school cafeteria…I guess I’m cool with that.

Rosalynn Tyo