Do you more like to read a paper book or a electrolic one?

@cedarlgp (208)
China
July 9, 2009 9:31am CST
Rapid developing Pc industry gives great change to people's habit of reading.More and more people are customed to have a read in pc or other electrolic equitment,for they have large capacity and much convenience than paper book's reading.On the other hand,there are still many people prefer a paper reading.They think a paper reading is more comfortable than a electrolic one.What's your opinion?Please come to tell us.
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@OConnell87 (1046)
9 Jul 09
i think electronic reading would benefit business people for example if they are on public transport going to a meeting they can read their books electronically, but i prefer paperback like you said because it is comfortable, whereas a laptop heats up and you have to be careful with it.
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@cedarlgp (208)
• China
9 Jul 09
That electrolic one does have its advantage than the paper one.I agree with your wisdom words.
@liera0 (280)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
Paper book can read it anytime anywhere I want. Comfortably too. Without the worry of how will I read if there no power.
• China
10 Jul 09
Yeah,ebooks are available and free online,such as newspapers,maganizes.Besides,it's convinent for everyone.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
10 Jul 09
I don't think the power is a big problem,I can choose a reader having a spare battery?I prefer a paper book just because it could bring me a true sense of reading,after all,we began the first reading from a paper book.
@egdcltd (6791)
9 Jul 09
I prefer paper books, because they are easier to read. If I want to fully read an ebook I print it out. The price of ebook readers does seem to be coming down though. I recently saw a pdf compatible one in Waterstones for only(!) £189. I'll probably purchase a reader at some point, as I have a lot of pdfs that I haven't properly read yet.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
10 Jul 09
Ebook readers may be more and more popular because of its several advantages,such as easy take,high capacity etc.On the other hand,paper books will play an important role as it has did since its existance.
@egdcltd (6791)
10 Jul 09
Oh, I think paper books will be around for some time. The increase in books that are only really available in ebook format will more than likely increase the popularity of readers though.
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Call me old-fashioned but when I read I prefer it to be a book. I do most of my reading in bed, I can't imagine having to hold my monitor there. :) My eyes aren't very good and reading from a book is easier on my eyes, reading from a computer strains my eyes, must be the background light, the screen is bright.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
10 Jul 09
Taking a monitor in bed for a reading is out of imagination.if we take the health such as eyes or necks into count,almost all of us would choose a paper book.
• United States
10 Jul 09
This is a problem that the publishing industry is really struggling with. There is SO much resistance to electronic books, even though everyone knows we'll be a paperless society eventually. The success of Amazon.com's Kindle has really helping the ebook industry, I believe. Personally, I still prefer to hold the old-fashioned paperback between my fingers. I just love my books. While I really like the idea of saving space, and being able to take multiple books with you wherever you go, that's still nothing like holding the printed copy and enjoying it.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
10 Jul 09
I feel proud and comfortable when I see many paper books stand side by side in my bookshelf.And it is impossible for an ebook to give me that feeling.Hold many paper books make me more positive to get new knowledge.and the more knowledge i get,the more happiness i will own.
• China
10 Jul 09
as to me,i prefer to read paper book,but it is an undeniable fact that e-book plays an increasing important role in my daily life.e-books can be read everywhere,everytime it is more convenient to read than paper books cause it can be put in your cellphone,mp5...but we should not ignore that reading an e-book makes our eyes tired...
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
10 Jul 09
Yes,ebook reading easily hurt our eyes.Ebook is more suit for a public demonstration than for an daily reading.
@sblossom (2170)
10 Jul 09
i prefer a paper book, maybe because i'm a traditional person. i like to take my book to anywhere i go , so when i have time i can read it . not like electrical one it has freedom or you also can leave your personal mark on it. also i think the paper one will be less worse to our eyes and our necks. also i can keep the paper one for ever. I also found some classical books still just have paper copy, so i think paper book can give me choice. however paper one will cause space to keep them it's true.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
10 Jul 09
I would be bothered if my ebook reader was out of work.worse matter is an lost thing happened,you lost all your books,it is not really an good thing and good feeling.
• China
10 Jul 09
I like the paper book more, actually I don't like the electronic one, the paper book is more like a book, you can touch the paper, and read the words. And I'd like to stay on bed, and reading a book, the paper one feel more comfortable than the electronic one, so I will choose the paper one.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
10 Jul 09
I add an feeling when reading a paper book that is the book has ink smell.
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul 09
I like to sit in a comfortable chair and hold a paper book. It is enjoyable to read it and when I pause I can use a cardboard book mark to keep the page. I don't like reading an electronic book on my laptop nearly as much. If the paper book costs ten dollars and the electronic book three dollars I will choose the paper copy. Proper reading is the way for me.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
10 Jul 09
I could almost touch the comfortable feeling that a paper reading gives you.Proper reading is also what I like.
• Austria
9 Jul 09
Paper book or electronic book. It doesnt matter to me because it is always a book ;-). But I wouldnt read a book on my computer because I wouldnt be concentrated to book. But on the other site for example in bus is better book in mobile then paper one.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
9 Jul 09
Reading in a mobile phone is also the thing loved by me.
@dodo19 (33051)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 Jul 09
I much prefer to read a paper book. I really enjoy reading and I find it easier to read a paper book. I have a difficult time reading electronic books or things online. Why? I'm not entirely sure, but it's just the way that I do things, and have the habit of doing things, of reading.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
9 Jul 09
Hi dodo19,I am glad to talk with you again.I also agree with you that it is hard to find the reason of why we like the paper reading more than an ebook.
@snowy22315 (49071)
• United States
9 Jul 09
I dont think I have ever acutally read an ebook. Any of these books are good to read and I think an ebook would be just as good as a paperbook, but I cant be sure. I just think there are many things that are interesting and ebooks are quite amusing and I think that I would like reading them. paper books are interesting too.
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
9 Jul 09
I can feel your positive living attitude,and you are probable to be a happy people.I can read a ebook too.
@Archie0 (4669)
9 Jul 09
Well i guess you talking about the books and e-books, if i am not wrong.Then i really love to read novels rather than e-books.E-books are the ones which are available online, i really get bored and dont find enough concentrated while reading e-books, so i prefer to read a novel than an e-book. :)
@cedarlgp (208)
• China
9 Jul 09
Thanks for your right understanding about my words.Yes,e-book is more easy to say than the electronic one.I have the same sense that an e-book can hardly obsorb me.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
15 Jul 09
I still prefer to read a paper book, one that I can feel and hold in my hands. I do a lot of electronic reading (work & research), so for my own relaxation and entertainment, I would like to lie down on the sofa or bed, and read a book. It's much better and more comfortable than holding a laptop in bed.
@xiaoou (5)
• China
12 Jul 09
I prefer reading a paper book though I often read electronic book.I like the feeling of reading in sofa.Ebook is convenient and easy to get but reading it is not comfortable to my eyes.Though I like to read a paper book I always choose to read Ebook because paper book is too expensive to me as a student
@Elaine77 (315)
• China
12 Jul 09
Hi there, It depends, when I found a new book on book market or internet market, I first search from internet whether it have a electrolic copy, then I read it. If the book is good enough for me, I'll buy a paper book to fill my collection, all my book collection would be first read on electrolic copies for at least twice, then I'll consider of buying a paper book of them. Those without electrolic copies, then I'll have to buy a paper book, that's it.
@afdinki (83)
• United States
10 Jul 09
Electronic books has its advantages, but for the simple enjoyment of reading, nothing quite beats the old original, the paperback. Thousands of years have passed since the first scrolls have been written down and passed on from generation to generation, and still man delights the learning/enjoyment one gets from the reading of a book clasped between their hands, their eyes fixated on each page, mesmerize by the depth of pure excitement that is contained within those pages.
@rayes520 (37)
• Indonesia
10 Jul 09
Yes, reading a book is comfortable than read any article on electronic device. i can bring to anywhere you want.
• United States
10 Jul 09
I prefer reading a paper book because it is easier on the eyes. Sitting in front of a computer, reading a book can really hurt your eyes after awhile. Plus it is easier to put down and pick up later especially if you have a family to think about.
@jinyan69 (124)
• China
10 Jul 09
altough i can read a lot of books on line,but i perfer to read a paper reading.frist i can read any time if i want ,excample ,on the bed ,waiting for sb......i can lay leciously ;second ,i can take it easily not weight;last i perfer to smell the perfume on paper.