Paper vs. Electronics

Isn’t technology great?  People love having a whole library of books available to them, that they can read at whatever font size they want to and still have text clarity. The newer e-book readers (Nook, Kindle,…) will allow wireless access to the Internet, so you can play Words With Friends and stuff.  I would love to have one.

However…

I’m sticking with paperbacks because:

  • I do not need another thing to carry in my purse (or put in a plastic bin at the airport).
  • Batteries never run low in paperbacks. No matter how long it takes you to read them.
  • Paperbacks aren’t ruined when you drop them or run over them with your car.
  • Paperbacks can dry out and be readable after getting dunked in water.
  • You do not have to have internet access to buy a paperback.
  • You can buy a paperback at your local grocery store for $2.99,  instead of paying  $199.99 for an iSomething.
  • It’s legal to pass around a paperback with your friends.

Note: This does not mean that I would refuse a Kindle Fire, should I get one for my birthday  🙂

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5 thoughts on “Paper vs. Electronics

  1. My husband got me a kindle a couple of years ago and I have to say I do love it. However, it’s very frustrating on a plane because right at the times you would really like to read, they make you turn it off. I still love my books; love the feel and the smell of them and turning the pages for real!! Nice post!

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  2. Does Bruce read your postings for ideas, or just to know what you are thinking? I’m with you about the paperbacks, especially in the pool! I do love my tablet though! Hope you get your birthday present! xoxo

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