you CAN'T READ them IN THE BATHTUB
Umberto Eco says that "books are still the best companions for a shipwreck, or for the Day After."
(in Nunberg, Future of the Book, 299)
Reading in bed, reading in the bathtub, reading on the Day After The End Of The World.
The Bolter Test is merely a sign of terror in the face of change, which really expresses terror in the face of our mortality.
Skeptics who talk a lot about the Bolter test also hate movies on VCR. The experience is so much better in a real theater. "Consistency is all I seek/Give us this day or daily week"