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I’ve been so busy modeming an article and reading friends’ e-mail and browsing reference files on CompuServe that I’ve barely had time to skim essayist Sven Bikerts‘ The Gutenberg Elegies. But that’s Bikerts’ point. As technology improves, he asserts, people grow too impatient or distracted to read for pleasure—and in fact no longer see a reason to pursue such a quaint, archaic pastime. Bikerts addresses unrepentant book-lovers at noon at Chapters, 1512 K St. NW. FREE. (202) 347-5495. (Nathalie op de Beeck)