Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Are E-Books Worth The Money?"

Great article.

"If you walk out of the cinema this week with a burning desire to read Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love," you can download it onto your Amazon Kindle electronic book reader–if you have one–for $12.99.

"Then again you could just walk into your local Borders bookstore with a coupon and get the paperback for $10."
Too funny.

I like paper books. Compared to digital media they're far superior. The format stays the same for thousands of years, the battery never runs out, and if you get a new book you don't have to worry about how you'll read your old books should you choose to do so. They'll even survive (mostly) getting wet.

Of course they do get eaten by silverfish, but nothing's perfect.

E-books are basically book rental, IMHO.