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« Event Spotlight: Jhumpa Lahiri & Isabel Allende @ Swedish American Museum New Ink Topic: E-Books »

Ink Tue Apr 08 2008


Do you read e-books? Do you have an e-book reader?

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Veronica B / April 16, 2008 12:30 PM

I think e-books are kind of ridiculous and not real books. They're for people who don't really read. The heft of the book, the feel and smell of the paper, the cover - these are all integral parts of the reading experience. The only reason I can see for reading e-books would be if you travel a lot because books do get heavy.

Alice / April 18, 2008 12:06 AM

This week "Sheldon", one of my favorite web comics, perfectly captured how I feel about e-books:

Then read the "follow-up from Jeff Bezos":

I love it.

Veronica B / April 18, 2008 2:44 PM

Alice - exactly! I saw a girl reading one on the el this morning and was not terribly impressed by it, although a couple guys were. Way to fix what ain't broke.

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