have you ever

United States
January 7, 2009 11:03am CST
bought a ebook? I am curious if anyone here has every bought one. I have thought about it but have never done it. If you have what did you like about it ? And what did you not like about it? I have thought about writing an ebook myself but I am curious what others think about them? Thanks for any posts?
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@egdcltd (5699)
7 Jan 09
I've bought quite a few ebooks on various topics, such as RPGs. The main thing I don't like about ebooks is reading them on the computer, I find it uncomfortable, so I often print them out. I think I'll buy an R4 for my Nintendo DS, convert the ebooks to text files, install a text file reader and use the DS as an ebook reader.
• United States
8 Jan 09
i never knew the nintendo ds could do that, thanks for sharing.
@egdcltd (5699)
8 Jan 09
There's actually quite a lot of homebrew stuff available for the DS. I found out about it after installing R4s on my friends kids' DS.
@egdcltd (5699)
8 Jan 09
Nor had I. Check out these pages on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_DS_homebrew http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_DS_Homebrew
@wanpisu (207)
• Malaysia
8 Jan 09
I never bought an ebook. But I downloaded some free ebook that available from the internet. Reading ebook in the computer is really inconvenient to do because its can cause a lot of eyes strain. But now, ebook reader device are available and I'm interested to buy one. One is Amazon's e-book reader ( http://www.engadget.com/2006/09/11/amazon-kindle-meet-amazons-e-book-reader/ ) and the other is Sony Reader ( http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/06/sony-reader-details-and-pics/ ) .
• United States
8 Jan 09
oh okay thanks for the tips and ideas.
@freecs (28)
• Indonesia
8 Jan 09
yeah i ever bought one. the things that i don't like from ebook is that we must read it from computer
• United States
8 Jan 09
yeah I see what you mean.
@Ainokea (163)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I never bought an ebook but I tried a few free ones or trials of the first few pages. Ebooks honestly strain your eyes it makes it hard to read for long periods of time. A regular book is best even if it costs more. Plus I say less screen time on the computer is probably the best. I'm not sure if other people feel different but I saw a study on science daily that regular books are better of for children then ebooks.
• United States
8 Jan 09
ebooks for kids I never thought about that either. Like I stated I want to create an ebook and I wanted peoples thoughts on it. thanks for your input here.
@kykidd (6824)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I have bought a few ebooks. The best part is you buy them from the comfort of your home, and you get immediate possession. The only negative that I can think of is you can only read it while you are at your computer. I like to read while I am sitting outdoors, and I don't have a laptop, so I was never able to take my ebooks with me. Other than that, I liked the ones that I have picked up online. Good luck to you!