Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Hard copy or eBook?
I am still in the book camp, although I'm warming to the eBookers who exist all around me. They look so cool and sophisticated with their eReaders and touching the screen like they're Tom Cruise in Minority Report. Who knows what they're reading on that gadget? It is a mystery, thereby making them a mystery.
I'm not as cool. I carry regular books around, their covers a glaring button on my chest, exposing pieces of myself to the world. My likes, my desires, and even my fears. You can tell a lot about a person by the books they read.
But eBook readers...who are they? Their anonymity draws me in. There are some books I'd like to keep hidden (tee hee hee). But I'm frightened by the whole mechanics of it all. What if I "plug" in and I'm sucked into some other dimension where my mind becomes trapped by three-horned aliens, and they send one of their protozoan soldiers to take over my body?
So I'd like to know, for those of you who are eBook readers, what made you convert? And for those who aren't, why are you still old school?
Posted by Rachel McClellan