> The Things You Can Read: Swearing-In on a Kindle?

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Swearing-In on a Kindle?

Image Credit:  New Yorker 

Opening the pages of the most recent New Yorker I was rather shocked to read the following:"When Suzi LeVine took the oath of office on a Kindle, at the end of last month, she must have known that her swearing-in ceremony would attract more attention than what is usually given to the Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. LeVine was not the first American official to take the oath of office using an electronic device."  First SWEARING IN ON A KINDLE?  I love my Kindle and I'm all for the benefits of the digital age, but I've got mixed feelings about this it sounds kind-of science fictiony to me.  Maybe even Orwellian.  How does it grab you?  If you want to read the full article checkout A BRIEF HISTORY OF OATHS AND BOOKS at the New Yorker online and let us know your thoughts!

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