I have a confession to make: I don't read e-books.

I am, however, interested in them as a cultural phenomenon, and I'd like to know how to edit them (I'm working on that part). So I was excited to hear that my local library had purchased a fleet of Kindles to rent to patrons. But after reading Sarah Houghton's August 1 post on her blog, Librarian in Black, I have to say I'm less excited, at least in a positive sense. (Warning: Houghton's post contains profanity.)

The more I learn about digital rights management (DRM), the more I'm convinced we can do without it. We might all do well to do what we can to support our public libraries on this issue. They're always looking out for us. Now it's our turn.