First, it was Jonathan Franzen hating on ebooks. Now, it's Barnes & Noble telling Amazon to get lost.
Jonathan Franzen, the author of The Corrections and Freedom, has no patience for e-readers, he tells the Telegraph:
I think, for serious readers, a sense of permanence has always been part of the experience. Everything else in your life is fluid, but here is this text that doesn’t change. …
Someone worked really hard to make the language just right, just the way they wanted it. They were so sure of it that they printed it in ink, on paper. A screen always feels like we could delete that, change that, move it around. So for a literature-crazed person like me, it’s just not permanent enough.