electronic reading VS printed reading,which do you like?

China
January 2, 2011 6:10am CST
Hi, mylotters! Happy new year! Nowadays, many companies produced e-book readers. It is very easy to read e-book anytime, anywhere. So, it is reported that many people like electronic reading than printed reading. However, some people think that it is a big problem for them to adapt the e-reading style, changing their reading habits are very difficult. So, How about you? do you like reading e-books with ereader?
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@dibs2010 (132)
• India
2 Jan 11
I did not understand what you are trying to say. what do you mean by electronic reading and printed reading. if you please define this then it helps us to suggest you about yours discussed topic.
• China
2 Jan 11
Ok, electronic reading means reading with a handheld reading device. Such as ipad,kindle DX, PDA. Printed reading means reading with a traditional paper books. Which do you like?
@fgb_fritz (278)
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
electronic reading is good for me it is not boring. but i like printed reading because it has no radiation from the monitor and it will not harmed my precious eyes. :)
• China
2 Jan 11
Hi, Thanks! I think if you use the kindleDX, there is no radiation and not harmed your eyes. Try it.
• Philippines
6 Jan 11
Because of my very poor eyesight, I prefer reading print materials than electronic materials. If there is ever a text I want to read so badly in an electronic medium , I often print it out before I read it. Also, I would be easier for me to scribble some notes on my readings when they are in paper and no power outs can interrupt me (or worse, corrupt the file) when I'm reading.
@thaMARKER (3096)
• Philippines
4 Jan 11
i prefer e-reading or ebooks. i just can download it anytime and it's for free.. sorry.. but i sometimes read or use hard copies. i still buy books but very seldom.. only if i really [really] like it..
@Eskimo (2329)
4 Jan 11
So far I've managed to avoid e-books, one reason is the expense, most are still over £100 in the U.K. also there are so many different formats, most incompatable with the others, and at some point many of these will disappear from the market, so could end up with expensive e-reader with nothing to read. A lot of books are expensive to buy (often the price of a hardback, whereas I usually only buy paperback books). Having said that there are a lot of books that are free to download, especially from the Guttenberg project which allows downloads in a number of different formats, including Kindle, iPad, Sony and Android. The only problem with these books are that they are out of copyright. Modern books are not available. (Note as copyright may expire at different times in different countries you should check which are not yet available for free in your own country).
@freymind (1352)
• Philippines
3 Jan 11
Both. But I still love to buy books and read them whether its thick or thin. There's a thrill on reading them on paper, looking at the bold letters and you can go anywhere with it and you don't need electricity to read it. Just the sun in the morning and afternoon, lounging in your fave chair and reading your hearts content. I don't mind reading e-book at all. I usually do it for books that are published too big for my own hands. Either way I can read them as long as the story is a good one.
@derek_a (10903)
3 Jan 11
Happy New Year to you too... I didn't think I would ever enjoy reading electronic books, but I have changed my mind since I got an Amazon Kindle for my birthday last October. It is really great, just like reading from a normal page - not glare or reflection and I can store hundreds of books on there, and download them directly from the Internet. I still like my paper books though and won't give them up completely. _Derek
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
2 Jan 11
E-books are not widely used yet although I have seen some of them using it. Personally I still like reading printed reading, just I used to read from my childhood days. E-books will be very useful for those people who wants to read multiple books or even for students. Especially for students in sometime distant future, E-books would eventually replace traditional printed books as students don't have to carry many books. This will be very efficient. The downside is if they break the screen then it would expensive to buy replacement.
• United States
2 Jan 11
I haven't tried the e-reader, but my husband goes on and on about it. His mom is a huge reader so he plans to get one for her sometime in the near future, so I can see how it's a perfect gift for big readers. It seems very convienent too, being able to store several books in one little portable pad. As for me I have a hard time reading computer screens for long periods of time so I don't think it would be such a good fit for ppl with bad eyesite.
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
I really like reading the ebooks with the ereader. But unfortunately, my eyes can't withstand the UV rays from it. So that's why, I shift it. Sometimes, I do read printed materials, sometimes I read ebooks. ;)
@whateva (786)
• India
2 Jan 11
E books are very useful but, i still prefer reading printed books. Its more comfortable. Though when it comes to finding books of choice, i prefer Ebooks. Because E books are easy to access through internet. Whereas, printed books provide comfort to eyes and are easy to carry. So for me, both have their own advantages.
• Nigeria
2 Jan 11
yea... using the e-reader sure helps but I've got fears that in the long run it might have effects on younger generations especially in their writing skills.
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
I prefer reading printed material over electronic reader. I like printed material better because it does not use electricity/batteries (and I don't have to worry about dropping and breaking them, lol ). Also, reading from a screen strains the eyes more. The only advantage I find with ereaders is that the ebooks don't take up space and might even be cheaper. However, I still find comfort in reading actual books.
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
i haven't tried reading e-books yet, so, i will have to say that i am into printed reading. and i like making handwritten annotations in my text books :D
@fpsninja (874)
2 Jan 11
Although i have not used one of these e books yet, i think i prefer actual paper books. This is for various reasons. Firstly, a book has a feel, and a weight to it, that makes it somehow feel more reassuring to me. Furthermore, a book doesnt need a battery, and you can easily find a page. However, i admit, finding a specific thing might be easier on a ebook. I have been told apparently books are much cheaper on the ebook. But thats not the point, you are spending over £100 on the kindle thing anyway, and plus you have to charge it, replace it eventually, repair it, etc etc. And the prices are that even that good! I mean, £15 for what is essentially just a download of a book, even if the actual book cost £50 brand new, there is a £20 one in used on amazon. So if you buy the book, you can sell it again, so it doesnt cost that much, unless you still need to use it, in which, you are better off with the actual book. But then, thats just me.
@lady1993 (14302)
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
I don't really like reading e-books unless I really like that book. My eyes hurt when I read e-books. I still prefer the printed materials to read. Well, it depends on the person anyway...
• Romania
2 Jan 11
I prefer reading paper books, but lately I read mainly electronic books, because they are easier to find, and, of course, I save a lot of money.
• Pakistan
2 Jan 11
A very happy new year to you too! I have read a number of e-books and have enjoyed them though i guess you can say i am guilty of the free download thing as i got them from 4 shared so i don't think the writer got acknowledged but on the whole i find the printed reading experience so much more enjoyable and satisfying. sitting comfortably in a corner, with your favorite book in your hand turning pages one by one letting your hands slide over the paper, feeling its texture! feeling the words printed on it and most importantly the book is yours!! It is your token of appreciation! Its your personal token which is going to stay with you in your library or your bedside or in your box! It is the connection with the book which i have not been able to establish in cases of e!! I guess somethings are a whole lot more fulfilling when done traditionally!!
@jenzai (390)
• Philippines
2 Jan 11
happy new year!! although i have tried e books in some of my readings and collectibles books, i still find the old ways more at home. Maybe because when you read e books you are exposed to electronic rays which in some ways harmful to your health if over exposure to it. Added to the fact that reading under the tree is much enjoyable compared to e books. I have tried with it with my ipad but then, sometimes it would be too short time to read because there are moments that it will have to be low battery. E books is good in my opinion with respect to keeping your collection, it's not that bulky.