Lakelander wrote:Come on guys and dolls, get real! Stop making excuses and allow yourselves to be persuaded into the 21st century even if kicking and screaming. Non of us like change,but you'll get used to it and soon appreciate the advantages and convenience of electronic reading. Incidently, I would suggest that Tablets are the way to go. For say $400 you get 30,000 Applications, with a $100 eReader you really get only the one. It's all a question of value for money.
Lakelander wrote:Re. Post 22. Very true Fran, if you only have use for an eReader. However, a Tablet is a very difficult kettle of fish, being as they are mini laptops. I reckon we are all going to find we need one for everyday living, as the price hopefully drops and the 21st century grinds on.
perusaphone wrote:So, if one wants and needs to be a clone and join the 21st century and have everything done for you, simplified and electronically sterile, then go for it, a great many do not want it..... !!!
InOnePhrase wrote:perusaphone wrote:So, if one wants and needs to be a clone and join the 21st century and have everything done for you, simplified and electronically sterile, then go for it, a great many do not want it..... !!!
Are people who listen to music on iTunes instead of buying vinyl records "clones"? They're experiencing the same art, the same information is being fired into them. The only arguments I've heard against e-books seem emotional, as fear of the future always is. Paper books won't exist in a few generations, and I don't think that's sad at all; the content of books will be the same as it always was.
Fran wrote:I agree to a degree but I spent a couple of happy hours earlier today in a little second-hand bookshop run by a charity for the mentally challenged & I parted with a few EUR coming away with 5 nice purchases. Despite liking my Kindle I still think it will be a sad day when these shops disappear & a big loss in terms of a way to gently while away a few pleasant hours & assist a worthy cause in the process.