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E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 09:27:05 Reply

Anybody else despise e-books? It's such a soulless way to read a book.

I need the feeling of holding paper in my hands to get immersed in a book.

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 09:34:01 Reply

Atleast you can get them for "free" though

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 09:38:19 Reply

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-kaufman/google-books-and-
kindles_b_380536.html

According to this article, Hitler would have been a big fan of the e-book.

E-books are bad.

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 09:43:43 Reply

i see that as kind of hipster to say you "need the feel of real paper," like people who own record players and think they're so much deeper into music than others.

Not using paper is a good thing. And ebook readers simulate the real paper look really well.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 09:45:05 Reply

At 12/18/12 09:43 AM, BizzarroPMP wrote: i see that as kind of hipster to say you "need the feel of real paper," like people who own record players and think they're so much deeper into music than others.

Not using paper is a good thing. And ebook readers simulate the real paper look really well.

lol why are you so mad about vinyl that you have to take it into another thread?

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 09:55:36 Reply

At 12/18/12 09:43 AM, BizzarroPMP wrote: i see that as kind of hipster to say you "need the feel of real paper,"

How does actually holding the fucking book you're reading make you a hipster?

like people who own record players and think they're so much deeper into music than others.

This thread is about e-books. Not about vinyl.
Please keep all talk about vinyls in THAT thread.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 10:03:49 Reply

Well I have a bookcase in my room littered with different novels, science books and textbooks. And yes I enjoy admiring my collection, but sometimes its more practical to buy an ebook, see if I like it, and then buy it in paper form if I really like it.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 10:07:15 Reply

i got my ebook stolen by a black guy along with my toothbrush and a bottle of water.they will steal anything nowadays


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 10:12:03 Reply

At 12/18/12 09:45 AM, MonthlyVolatile wrote:
At 12/18/12 09:38 AM, Darthdenim wrote: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-kaufman/google-books-and-
kindles_b_380536.html

According to this article, Hitler would have been a big fan of the e-book.
My god, you're such a colossal idiot that it's not even funny.

I didn't write the article. I'm just relaying information.

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 10:25:45 Reply

Yeah, it bugs me. I especially dislike them because people like to get pdfs for free and load them onto their e-reader. It's irritating, because a used book is worth about 2-5 dollars in a used book store.

I can't stand looking at people using e-readers, and I can't read without holding a real book. I have tried reading on a pdf on my laptop / desktop before, it is doable but annoying.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 10:26:41 Reply

At 12/18/12 10:23 AM, MonthlyVolatile wrote: Hitler probably drank milk, drinking milk doesn't make me a Nazi, a Nazi sympathizer or a Holocaust denier."

OH BURN CALL THE BURN WARD

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 10:26:54 Reply

I agree. I just can't get into e-books.

I can't help but feel that I'm missing out and that I'm no different to an old man who can't get into the technology that we use today but damnit I just really can't get into e-books.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 10:29:24 Reply

At 12/18/12 10:26 AM, Halberd wrote: I agree. I just can't get into e-books.

I can't help but feel that I'm missing out and that I'm no different to an old man who can't get into the technology that we use today but damnit I just really can't get into e-books.

what I meant to say is that maybe even though we can't get into e-books maybe the next generation if they are brought up reading e-books will adapt to them more easily meaning that e-books aren't objectively bad

p.s there are e-book devices that have been made so that it doesn't cause eye strain in the way a computer or t.v screen would and it doesn't even look like anything electronic at all even though it is so don't bring that point up


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 11:28:12 Reply

At 12/18/12 09:43 AM, BizzarroPMP wrote: i see that as kind of hipster to say you "need the feel of real paper," like people who own record players and think they're so much deeper into music than others.

Not using paper is a good thing. And ebook readers simulate the real paper look really well.

It's like you're not passionate about anything?


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 11:51:19 Reply

i don't think they are necesarily bad. it depends on the type of books you read. i prefer reading academic texts on my laptop.

the obvious advantage is that you can download a few e books from the internet and read them side by side. i can also look up formulas and important defintions conveniently whenever i have difficulty understanding a particular section. reading ebooks is much more economical than reading printed books if you need to digest a lot of information.

but i agree that printed books are better if they belong to other genres.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 11:54:31 Reply

I usually don't read books, but I don't like reading ebooks. It just isn't the same really, I can't really consider an ebook a real book, even if it is the same exact book, just digital.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 15:56:52 Reply

How am I supposed to read my Dark Knight children's book on a Kindle?

Impossible! Meaningless!

E-books are bad.

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 15:57:32 Reply

I like the smell of books.

Plus, books don't have a battery life.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:04:28 Reply

At 12/18/12 09:27 AM, Darthdenim wrote: Anybody else despise e-books? It's such a soulless way to read a book.

I need the feeling of holding paper in my hands to get immersed in a book.

Video Games are bad. I need the feeling of getting together with my family and friends and playing some Battleship.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:13:22 Reply

At 12/18/12 09:43 AM, BizzarroPMP wrote: i see that as kind of hipster to say you "need the feel of real paper," like people who own record players and think they're so much deeper into music than others.

Fun facts: Records players have been around for almost 100 years, and books/paper have been for ~4000 years....so your hipster argument is not only stupid and vapid, it's also not founded in reality.

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:21:22 Reply

At 12/18/12 04:04 PM, simon wrote:
At 12/18/12 09:27 AM, Darthdenim wrote: Anybody else despise e-books? It's such a soulless way to read a book.

I need the feeling of holding paper in my hands to get immersed in a book.
Video Games are bad. I need the feeling of getting together with my family and friends and playing some Battleship.

It's more like playing Battleship on the computer as opposed to on a table with your family and friends. Books were never made to be digital just as Far Cry 3 was never made to be played in a family setting.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:22:43 Reply

At 12/18/12 04:15 PM, Provoke wrote: I had a kindle e-book once, I hated the way it made all my books feel weird to read. I love the smell of a old book, and without paper I just can't take it seriously.

I actually agree, the smell of book is amazing and its too noticable without it. I know they try to make the pages look like its made of paper too but it just isnt the same.

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:25:12 Reply

At 12/18/12 04:15 PM, Provoke wrote: I had a kindle e-book once, I hated the way it made all my books feel weird to read. I love the smell of a old book, and without paper I just can't take it seriously.

I'm reading a book now that reeks of that musty smell.

I like to hold it to my noise and breath it in.

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:26:49 Reply


I had a kindle e-book once, I hated the way it made all my books feel weird to read. I love the smell of a old book, and without paper I just can't take it seriously.


Giles explains the concept well.

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:49:30 Reply

digital copy = no re-sale value
Physical copy = potential value

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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:50:37 Reply

All books are degrading even new ones, books are not a definitive form of keeping text alive though they are the most common and is still a good idea to possess at least one copy for everything online incase computers were to no longer work to be able to copy and spread the text once more.

As for whether I like them or not, I am fine with ebooks, I don't read many but I do write my own stories and upload them online and I can greatly appreciate the concept, making anyone able to write and supply any text of any size and context without needing to get it published.

That added to the fact that actually published novels can be easily obtained in an instant online and the convenience truly stands out. Not to mention also having the ability to change the font size / colour / background shade makes reading on such a format useful for people with problems reading.

There are many preferences to reading a solid book you can hold in your hands and not need a screen to see. But alas having both forms to read it makes it better for everyone, as some will like the books while others will require the larger fonts etc.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:52:37 Reply

e-readers are way better

you don't have to deal with turning dry pages or lugging around heavy books

i can carry thousands of textbooks at once and it's very useful to have in class

evernote integration for easy referencing/citing, one-click dictionary/google search for words/phrases, highlighting that doesn't ruin books and etc


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 16:53:57 Reply

Fiction books in general are bad.


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 17:07:53 Reply

At 12/18/12 05:06 PM, MonthlyVolatile wrote:
At 12/18/12 04:53 PM, Xenomit wrote: Fiction books in general are bad.
Goddammit, has it really been three days already?

A day and a half

But yeah, fiction books are for people with no imagination


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Response to E-books are bad. 2012-12-18 18:18:56 Reply

A e-book is easier to fit in my pocket on the go.

It's hard carrying a backpack of books all the freaking time!

...Then again my back muscles have never been stronger.


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