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  •  reading a book that you hold in your hand (2+ / 0-)

    is so much better, infinitely better, than reading it on a computer screen of any kind

    but i'm an old fogy

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    by TrueBlueMajority on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 01:08:24 PM PDT

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    •  I have nothing against e-books (4+ / 0-)

      E-books have helped authors immensely.

      Pirating, not so much.

      •  I don't condone piracy, but we did see this coming (0+ / 0-)

        All you had to do was watch what happened to the music industry when it was digitized.

        It is one thing to stand at a copy machine all day, flipping pages and another taking 20 secs to copy a file on to an USB drive.

        The music industry moved to a performance based model for revenue... But I don't see even James Patterson selling out the LA Coliseum at $60/ea to hear him read his book for an hour...

        The e-book is here to stay... but I'm not sure it has helped authors immensely...

        A mind like a book, has to be open to function properly.

        by falconer520 on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 04:03:17 PM PDT

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    •  But the e-reader doesn't aggravate the arthritis (0+ / 0-)

      the way the nice large chewy tomes of non-fiction I like do.

      Usually I buy twice. Once for the shelf to stay home, and once for the e-reader to go with me.

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      by Alexandra Lynch on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 08:34:06 PM PDT

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