Feb 2, 2012
From Jeff Koterba…
(via Laughing Squid)
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This is depressing.
Indeed it is… Indeed it is…
They forgot the iPad.
I hate plastic books. Give me a ripped spine and paper cuts anytime !
E-readers are nice, but they could never replace real books for me. They’re hard to find books for, you can’t just bookmark different places in what you’re reading to go back and reference them, and there’s nothing quite like just holding the paper in your hands and hearing the sound of the turning page. You can’t replace that. E-readers can grow fancy and popular, but people will keep using real books. I hope.
I’m just typing this and thinking about an article I read on the origins of the television, and the way people said TVs would never really replace radios as sources of entertainment and news…
If a user makes the best use of an ereader/tablet device — converting magazine and newspaper subscriptions as well as purchasing books to read, then the ereader is a more environmentally friendly choice. I’m sure there are people out there who prefer the feel of real fur to synthetics, but make the environmentally friendly choice to go fur-free.
Also, ereaders/tablet devices allow those of us who are aging less than gracefully to manipulate the size of the print without having to buy oversized, large print editions of books.
Ultimately, the point is likely moot. Like Terra says, television didn’t elminate radio and it is unlikely ereaders will spell the end of paper books.
“I’LL GIVE YOU MY PAPER BOOKS WHEN YOU PRY THEM FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS.”
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