Digital evolution has long since swept the audio and video realms, leaving holdout purists clinging to tubes, vinyl and film. Holding back the broad digitization of books - besides the special sensory experience they deliver in their traditional form - has been a spotty digital inventory and the lack of a dominant device for displaying them. 

But as habits change and content inventory nears critical mass (Google, to name one prospective repository, is still wrangling with copyright issues), digital books might finally gain a foothold, observers say - not as a replacement format, but as an alternative delivery system not unlike the audiobook. Both the publishing industry and the reading public appear to be shaking the notion that for the beloved book, digital equals death. 

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Would/Do you read e-books?
Digital evolution has long since swept the audio and video realms, leaving holdout purists clinging to tubes, vinyl and film. Holding back the broad digitization of books - besides the special sensory experience they deliver in their traditional form - has been a spotty digital inventory and the lack of a dominant device for displaying them.

But as habits change and content inventory nears critical mass (Google, to name one prospective repository, is still wrangling with copyright issues), digital books might finally gain a foothold, observers say - not as a replacement format, but as an alternative delivery system not unlike the audiobook. Both the publishing industry and the reading public appear to be shaking the notion that for the beloved book, digital equals death.

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14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 10/25/07 - 5:35:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope, I prefer to have a paper book. I can take it places with me
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/10/07 - 5:53:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have read a couple of ebooks.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/10/07 - 7:43:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. There are some great titles at the Project Gutenberg website.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Sunday 11/25/07 - 3:57:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can't read stuff online either, not something long like a book at least - but I guess some people are liking it!

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14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 11/26/07 - 6:07:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've tried to, but I can't. I need to hold a book in my hand and manipulate it myself; I can't sacrifice this to technology.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 11/26/07 - 9:21:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
I,ve read samples online, but it bothers my eyes after a while so I end up printing it. I would not read a full book on the screen. I also prefer to take the book with me.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 11/26/07 - 11:01:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
There is no way I could stare at a computer screen that long. I don't think I could fall asleep reading on-line the same as with a novel on my face, it would be awkward...
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 11/26/07 - 11:08:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
I spend enough time infro´nt of my monitor already. I like the feel of a paper book and don't think I'll ever adapt to e-books.
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 11/26/07 - 11:17:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Meh, I think it'd be uncomfortable to stare at the computer that long reading.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/9/09 - 10:21:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't understand this whole Kindle thing...

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