Should Kindles really be banned at Hay festival?

We stumbled across this controversial banner during a lovely weekend in Hay-on-Wye.

It lead us to consider whether Kindles should be banned from the Hay festival: a festival where the written word is celebrated by book enthusiasts. According to one bookseller, Kindles turn readers into “robots in another world” but, sadly, we did not see any cyborgs in Hay…

So are Kindles really the enemy of printed books? We saw several brave readers reading from Kindles, and they weren’t sent to the stocks or anything…

What do you think? Should Kindles be banned from the Hay festival:

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2 responses to “Should Kindles really be banned at Hay festival?

  1. A Kindle is still a book. It contains the same material – words put together in a pleasing way to make a story or convey information.

  2. That’s a bit controversial.. I agree that it still holds the same content so I think this is a little extreme, although you wont catch me sporting a Kindle any time soon.

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