Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Hard reading or soft reading?
Do you mind reading on the computer screen or better still, on your cellphone? Or would you rather read a real page-turning paper-crisp bound book?
I cannot decide.
I like to hold a real book in my hands, savour its story as I take in the aroma and sound of paper as I flip the pages.
But on the other hand, I like to have all my books with me at all times so that I can whip any one of them up and read it on the go.
I usually travel or commute with at least a book with me, to fill in the pockets of time and to get my reading going. On the flipside, I have also uploaded journal articles into my cellphone and I have by now gotten very used to reading on that thing.
My frustration is this: I could not find a better way to convert my books so that I can read them on my phone.
Buy e-books? Oh no! That is almost sacrilegious. Looks like whilst I am quite a techy, I am just not that techy yet.
Photo from: Amazon Kindle 2
p/s links to some cool reads about e-books:
> How the Kindle and Its Kin Will Reduce Book Sales
> ebooks and the iPhone
> An optimistic observation for publishers around ebooks