I thought of this while reading comments a while back about Borders' recent downfall here in Australia. The company is currently under voluntary administration, not making many people happy. And I wondered if the sale of electronic books was a contributing factor.
(Another big contributing factor would be the accessibility of ordering books online at a cheaper cost - something which I have no problem with whatsoever. Borders are a rip off, anyway.)
Back to the idea of electronic books ...
I am simply not a fan. I love holding books, having them in my hands. I love the smell of new textbooks, the feel of old books, and having a colourful collection on my shelf.
I am not a fan of reading the scriptures on an iPhone, either. I much prefer holding the scriptures, seeing what I have written in the margins, being able to cross reference and colour code.
Isn't technology, while trying to make a buck, making more things impersonal?
and THAT is why I have taken the pledge ... the pledge to read the printed word ...
you'll see the link on my blog. pledge yourself.
[discovered thanks to Ami-Lee and her new blog, dedicated to reading]