29 September 2010

E book: death of the codex or an evolution of print? Discuss...

1 comment:

elaine said...

Tough call!

As I commented on fb, I'm partial to printed books - I'm old school that way. It's hard to describe the level of satisfaction of holding it, turning the pages, closing it once you've finished reading one, displaying it on your bookshelf, lending it to someone...I think it could be the physicality of it all and "active" participation, if you will. No clue if I'm making any sense. :S I may just be stuck on romanticizing the experience.

On the other hand the convenience and portability of ereaders is an absolute treat! The fact that you can carry around several titles in one device is pretty incredible.