Do you still buy printed book?
August 29, 2008 1:47am CST
More and more people get used to reading on net. We can easily find the book we want on kinds of websites. Of course, you need pay on it but a little--much less than the same printed book. And less waiting time for the new book. Although there are so many disadvantages on printed books, I wonder if people will get rid of the feeling holding a 'real' book.
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26 Jan 09
Buying a printed book still has a lot of advantages. - If your pc or your back up crashes you will loose your e-book which a normal book won't have. - Your eyes don't start to hurt which sometimes happens to people who stare at a pc screen for too long a time in a row. - You can access the book without need of an electronic device which is better for the environment and easier in certain places. - Easier to protect copyright and make sure the writer gets paid for his effort. E-books are great for students as it would seriously decrease the weight they have to lift around with regular printed books. I hope some day all the text books needed for college can be bought with a digital version attached to the printed book so you can load it into your iliad (device for reading e-books) and take the digital version to school and keep the printed one at home.
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29 Sep 08
Hi, I enjoy the feeling as you say, "of holding a book" sitting in my favorite place, sipping my favorite beverage and spending a few hours reading. Been in front of a PC, or having your laptop in front of you requires a posture that for me is not comfortable at all. So Iam one of those people who will always buy the printed books!
29 Aug 08
Yup, I still buy printed books. There are many books that are still not on the internet, especially the old books. Moreover, there's the pleasure of reading a book either lazing on the sofa or in bed, until I feel tired and fall asleep. I can't very well read my ebooks in bed or on a lazy chair! I would read ebooks, only at work, and that's to do with technical stuff!