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    One of the Regulars katiesparkles's Avatar
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    I was briefly considering getting an e-reader because I commute daily and carrying around large books, even if they're paperbacks, can get quite tiring, but I decided against it. I don't like those e-readers; I want to see the progress I made when reading, and feel the paper, and count pages.. not stare at yet another screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiesparkles View Post
    I want to see the progress I made when reading, and feel the paper, and count pages.. not stare at yet another screen.
    Exactly how I feel.

    I will probably still get an e-reader someday, though I will always prefer real books to reading them on-screen.
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    Anyone who subscribes to Smithsonian magazine, take a look at the back cover of the issue that's just out: an ad promoting print as an art form, put out by a paper manufacturer. I think this must be the first time in six hundred years that print has had to try to justify itself as something other than the primary conduit for the transmission of human knowledge.
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    I think for newspapers, the electronic version is the future. Just imagine how much paper we could save! For traveling, I wold like a tablet device, too. No need to pack 5 different guidebooks: just take the tablet, have the guidebooks in e-format. Look at the pictures you have taken over the day in the evening in a good size and put them online straight away. Oh, and you can take your favourite books (yeah, or things you need to read for work) on vacation, too. One device --> 100 books or so.
    But for pleasure, give me a nice book anytime.

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    Here's a really good example of why I won't switch to electronic media...

    Amazon Tracks Kindle Users' Highlighted E-Book Passages
    "We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." ~ C. Palahniuk

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    Society seems mostly unfazed by these invasions of privacy.

    I've been trying to read Moby Dick on an ipad and am not enjoying the format.
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    In Golden Era, you read book.
    In Modern Era, book read you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LizzieMaine View Post
    In Golden Era, you read book.
    In Modern Era, book read you.


    What a country!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Undertow View Post
    Here's a really good example of why I won't switch to electronic media...

    Amazon Tracks Kindle Users' Highlighted E-Book Passages
    Wow. Now I just want to get a kindle and highlight totally random stuff.
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    Ha yes! Drive 'em crazy with all that "other" category information.
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