In my last post, I wrote about the effects of the rise of e-books on both readers and the publishing industry. It made me do a lot of thinking. Up until I began researching e-readers, I thought: “oh, those must be nice for some people, but I like real books.” I’m still having an internal debate about how an e-reader would fit into my reading habits. In the typical nerd fashion, I made a pro/con list to help myself and anyone else trying to make the same decision.
- The portability of e-readers is a huge turn-on. I’m the type to carry a book with me wherever I go, and it would be a nice change to carry a slim e-reader rather than a bulky book – and to avoid the horror of pages bent and mangled from contact with the various junk banging around the inside of my bag. An e-reader would also be wonderful for traveling: how nice it would be to save the space typically occupied by three or four books in my suitcase. Continue reading