Paper VS Technology

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Paper VS Technology

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heinäkuu 27, 2015, 2:03pm

Just a fun question for the group....

I, for one, am a technology geek, as far as iPods, iPads and all things computer are concerned. I love the fact that I can purchase a book online or check one out from a library to read on my tablet.

But that being said, even though all the technology is so convenient and wonderful.... I still love a real, honest to goodness paper BOOK.

What's your opinion??

heinäkuu 27, 2015, 6:31pm

A codex is actually a piece of technology, and a good one at that!

heinäkuu 30, 2015, 4:07pm

This is coming from a viewpoint of a library seeing it's patrons......there are a lot of people just like you that love to have a real book in their hands but are very technology driven individuals. What has been noticed is that they will check out many "real" books until they are going on vacation and then use digital books to keep things going with less hassle on the trip....and audiobooks! These things fly off the shelves in the digital library since so many people commute a good bit it gives them some "reading time" that they would otherwise miss.

heinäkuu 30, 2015, 4:28pm

I'm a dinosaur.

I've downloaded a couple of books, to my laptop, but I end printing them to actually read them. On audio, I'm still in CD mode, and flummoxed myself when I inadvertently bought an MP3 version of The Martian, as my equipment can't keep track of the tracks. I use a portable DVD player to listen to my books in the car and at home. I made that shift when the CD player in my car died. Did I say I am a cheapskate too?

My reading memory is so tied to actually having the book in hand and experiencing the words in a particular spot on the pages, that an electronic book would frustrate me. I'd have to learn all new reading skills.