haha I dont like e-readers in relation to literature books and plays. I have no issue with online text books (I actually prefer them for that reason!) However, my major is English and I can’t remember the last time that I actually had to buy a text book for those classes. I have online texts for my business classes though :) Totally easier, I agree.
Also, I highlight and annotate my books a lot, especially if I really like the book. There’s writing ALL over them :) and it’s hard to do that on e-readers. I’m not against them per say… I love the concept, the technology, and the ease. I just like having the book, being able to flip the pages, seeing the wear and tear, and (this is weird) the smell. It’s something tangible and it has history. <— also why I like buying used books :)
Well, this was a longer answer than I anticipated :)
Herman Hesse. Siddhartha.
I have always believed this.
— Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
Chapter one, Paragraph one
This truly breaks my heart
I pledge to read the printed word