BTT: Digital Dropout
E-readers like the Kindle and iPad are sweeping the nation … do you have one? Do you like it? Do you find it changes your reading/buying habits?
If you don’t have one, do you plan to?
(And yes, e-readers and e-books do come up periodically, and yes, we’ve had similar questions in the past, but things change so quickly … it’s worth revisiting.)
I’ve answered this, before, I know I have. The answer still hasn’t changed from my previous thoughts, unfortunately. One would think that with the amount I spend on the computer and my iPhone, that an eReader would be a natural transition. But really, I just can’t do it. I’m not sure if it’s about the digital processing issue that I have when it comes to a flat screen or whether I just need a break from the regularly scheduled amount of time I do spend with technology. Whatever it is, I know that reading on a digital surface, doesn’t fly when it comes to novels. I need the pages, actual physical pages, in my hands. I know it’s not green but I just can’t do it any other way. I even tried to buy a book on my iPad, the other day. I got through about 20 pages and ended up buying the paper version. Does anyone else have this problem? I’m sure that eventually, those of us still clinging to paper copies, will be squeezed out by the digital age and we’ll all end up having to adapt. for now, I like my warm little books in my warm little hands.