Guess what. My previous post was about ereaders vs real books. I had a French test. And I had to write a blog entry about real books vs ereaders. Oh the irony. I didn't know how to translate "real books have curves" but apart from that I think I knew exactly what to write ;)
Peut-être ton prof de français a lu le blog et pensé que les livres et les livres électroniques soient un bon sujet pour l'interrogation prochaine. My french is horrible. I'm so glad it was YOUR french test and not mine.
Peut-être. Il n'aime pas la téchnologie alors je pense que c'est parce qu'il a choisi le sujet. Ton francais est bien :)
Ebooks vs real books have been a debate for quite a while. I have an ebook reader, but mainly because my mum didn't want to "waste" luggage allowance with the 10 books that I had packed for a two week holiday. And that is the only good argument for ebooks. Really, those things save a lot of books and you can even borrow some but overall they are electronics, that means they do lose battery and sometimes don't work the way you want them too.
And who doesn't love the feeling of cold hand after laying in your bed until 1 am in the morning, holding that 700 pages or more book and not stoppig because you really want to know the end? Or the smell of new books? Or the smell of old books? Or the sound of pages turning? Or the look of a book that you've read so many times?
You don't have that with an ebook reader. If they make that possible, we'll talk again. But until then...
Yes you're right. Ebooks suck. The place you're in when you read a book for the first time will be kept between the pages. And when you open it again, it will instantly remind you of that place. If it has pages and if it can be opened.