Originally Posted by nel3
books that require batteries to read are too much for me to even bother with. why must a shelf life of a bettery limit how many hours you can read a book? the Ebooks are just another cash grab, imo crush the Ebook and get a good old fashion book that is printed on paper. i dont mind reading comics online but a book is just too absurd to fathom. imo 1-2 books should be read at any given point. this means they wont take up much space and no one these will readily steal a paperback book over a Ebook given a decent chance.
Ill have to disagree with you there Nel, I have a kindle and absolutely love it! If i really get stuck into reading (i can usually finish a decent sized book within two days if i am enjoying it) then i can read for two solid weeks straight before i need a recharge. and since i am never awake for two weeks straight, i can just plug it in overnight.
i do love the smell of second hand books. and nothing can replace that. but i love being able to have a variety of books on hand without having to take all the books with me lol. i am the sort of person who used to pack five books with me on holidays for my free relaxing time but they get so heavy. and i can pick and choose what i want to read when i feel like it, rather than guessing before hand if i am going away
but yes definately agree that no one has attention spans longer than a fish anymore lol. people are used to distractions. i remember hearing some sort of study where they found that people in an office work environment who did not have email alerts pop up with every email received were significantly more productive (cant remember the exact percentage) than those who did.
i like that comic you mentioned too thats pretty clever =P
when i was a kid i had hundreds of books and used to build towers and forts and stuff out of them.