Published: Tuesday, March 25 2014 6:45 p.m. MDT
eBooks are here to stay. Why carry around heavy books when you can fit an
entire library in the palm of your hand? It's sad for bookstores, but
that's the nature of progress. The horse-and-buggy industry died out as
There is just something about carrying a real paper book around in your hands
and reading from it. You can soak in the tub with a book, carry it anywhere,
pick it up and put it down with a book mark in a page and the battery never
fades or dies. A book was recently found in our family that is 114 years old.
It has a wonderful message telling how the book was received and a note about
the person who gave it. There is just something wonderful about a book in print
that can't be replaced by "a library in the palm of our hand." The
libraries in the palm of our hand is a great and wonderful thing also and
appreciated very much. It definitely has a very supportive place in our lives
today - but so does a wonderful book!
agreed - ebooks are here to stay. but there really is something to the
experience of reading an actual paper book. the look, feel, and smell.
hopefully paper books don't go the way of the horse and buggy. bud sadly
To one opinion, another opinion. If you're going to only read and own one
book in your entire life, in addition to making it a great book, you ought to
get it in print and a beautiful binding, having inscribed with meaning from the
giver. Actually one ought to own many beautifully bound books.But
to avid readers of thousands of book in a lifetime, some not so great, some
sampled and not finished, the answer is the library... but on the fly and on
short notice... ebooks are light weight and easily disposable, a click away.
And better than the paper/pulp wasted, binding, marketing, inventorying, piles
sold at garage sales.Which is my issue. To print a book costs
money. And whether printed or released as an ebook, today's print
production requires entering the text in a computer. Ebooks, getting the
digital vapor, should cost pennies, dimes and maybe quarters, not dollars,
fives, tens and twenties.
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