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Also by N_i_n_j_a+116People are always complaining about all the new electronic alternatives to reading books, but if you think about it buying one nook is cheaper and easier than buying 100 damn books, amirite?
Also by N_i_n_j_a+20It sucks when you get home from working out or some kind of practice and everyone tells you that you smell. Its like, no shit I just ran five damn miles, amirite?
Also by N_i_n_j_a+11It sucks when you get out of the shower and write your nose on the towel, only to reveal a long line of snot, amirite?
Also about Books+45If Harry has a part of Voldemort's soul inside him, how come the basilisk fang didn't destroy it. amirite?
Also about Books+165It is impossible to look at a word without reading it. amirite?
Also about Books+164It's childish to read picture books but adult to read art books, amirite?
When it comes to a good book, price shouldn't matter. For some people, such as myself, books can be very sentimental. There's just something about being able to physically turn the pages. Not to mention, that strange but comforting smell books have.
That's all true, but sometimes people make it seen like technology is worse than it actually is. Yeah, its kind of sad how people would rather talk to eachother online or through texts than in person, but its basically the same thing. Plus its more convenient.
Meh. I'd still rather have the physical copy.
You can still read real books when you have a kindle though too. It's nice because you have the option to do either.
You still have to pay to download all those books.
Yeah, but there are a lot of free ones too.
You want to know where you can get free, good, and popular books? Libraries.
Cities these days are pretty much broke, and libraries are the ones getting hurt a lot by a cities budgets. And they don't come close having the selections amazon.com or Barnes and Noble do. Plus, it still doesn't solve the portability issue of big, heavy books.
probably ones that you really don't care for though.
No, they actually have some good ones, but it depends on the person.
There are millions of free ones, and the ones that cost money cost WAY less than an a physical copy.
I buy used books for like $2. It's really not hard to find good book deals.
It is, but I still prefer paper books.
I'd rather read from an actual book, but it's not like tablets are evil. If I was rich I'd buy the tablet for newspapers and magazines and physical copies of novels.
but it's ruining the publishing industry that's a lot of careers down the drain
It doesn't really hurt the publishing industry, it hurts the printing industry. But even so, the companies that produce these electronics employ a lot of people, too. It evens itself out.
well i'm not talking about employment in general i mean just like i know people who want to go into editing/publishing and it's a dying industry now because it's more about computer editing and things like that
Editting and publishing shouldn't depend on whether or not the book is physical or digital, right? It's about the content.
i've heard from someone in that industry that it's different i don't really know the details though
Oh yeah, I thought you just meant like people lose their jobs. I guess that would be pretty bad if you wanted to go into that.
Well, see, if it's price you're worried about there are these things called libraries, they're really great
eReaders are costing a lot of people jobs... and they basically put Borders out of business. So. No me gusta.
It saves paper too.
I like physical books but when 8km going to the park, school, or vacatioing i dont want to lug a suitcase full of books around. I wouldn't say an ereader is cheaper though, it is more expensive to buy the product and there's not enough free books to offset that cost, but we do more for conveinence (sp?) and they are that.
It somewhat throws off the printing companies, as they don't have to print as many... That's my only complaint, really.
I agree that, even though books are great and nothing can completely replace them, the electronics are pretty convenient because then you'll have all of your favorite books with you. The only problem is that i read that it is proven that people tend to read slower on electronic devices/ screens.
Those electronic books are probably not really healthy for you as they produce a lot of radiation. You would constantly have to worry about recharging and getting batteries for it. I'd constantly be worried that someone would go and try to steal it from me or that it's going to break somehow. Honestly, reading from a screen doesn't give the same feeling as it is from reading a book. The old fashioned book is far more convenient.
actually, i have a kindle and last time i went on vacation i forgot the charger. i read a whole 300ish page book and started another before the battery died. Another great thing is how small it is, i think its really convenient
Produce a lot of radiation...?
The Kindle uses the cellphone network to download books. Therefore it emits the same sort of radiation (frequency and intensity) as your cellphone when you download a book. But whatever, I prefer books.
Your derpiness makes me laugh.