Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Team E-book or Team Paper Book?

Books, we've all read at least one, one time or another. You know, the covered thing with the pages in the middle. No? How about all that text on that kindle you carry around. Yes? Now you know what I mean when I say book, or should I say E-book. Is one form really better than the other? You can find a paper book anywhere. However, you can carry multiple e-books on one device minus the back strain. Paper books are cheap yet e-books are good for the environment. You can take notes in a paper book but in an e-book you can find these notes quickly and easily. You better have a lamp or a flashlight handy if you want to read your paper book. You can read your e-book wherever you'd like. It comes with display lighting. However,you need to be careful when reading your e-book. It may cause significant eye strain. Paper books don't come with that sort of warning. You can spill a cup of coffee on your paper book and you can still use it. Good luck spilling anything on your e-book reader. If that's the case, you better hope your warranty is still good, otherwise I'd try putting that thing in some rice. Paper books don't catch nasty software bugs that cause them to freeze up, but if that's the case with your e-book you need to get to a software doctor stat. I'd try the Geek squad at Best Buy. You don't have to charge the battery life on your paper book however some e-book reader's battery life last only a few hours. Whatever it is that you prefer, the point is that you just READ! Afterall, it's the words themselves that are the most important. 



  1. I liked how you wrote this.

    I don't have an E-reader, and I don't know if I want one yet just because I don't want to spend money on something that I don't know that I would use. I would have to see if I like one first, but I do know that I would most likely end up with a Kindle device because I have heard nothing but bad things about the Nooks.

  2. I'm Team Paper Book all the way, 100%. I don't think I'll ever catch on to the E-Book. They're cool and all, but I like having the actual book in front me, much like I'd rather have the actual CD and not the digital album.