Originally Posted by uebyn
Why am I still saying this NOW? Precisely because there're so many converts now, I'm wondering: why did you switch to ebooks? Have you forgotten the pleasure of books browsing, or is the e-book experience comparable to that of the old-school experience? Or has convenience displaced experience?
It's not often about "convenience". I often found the "experience" of browsing for books in a bookstore to not be as poetic and lyrical as those who wax nostalgic over them. I like libraries, where if I spend half an hour at the library looking at a book and then putting it on the shelf without officially checking it out, nobody looks at you like a freeloading cheapskate
I'm very glad about the ability to purchase things on line - when my kids were young, going from store to store to store to buy every blessed thing we needed or wanted was an exhausting chore - kids got cranky, and I don't like crowded malls/places anyway.... so e-books work for me.
Plus, there are so many that you can download for free. I was getting into the classics and after spending a good amount of money on paperback sales, I discovered I didn't even have to buy them!
So I will pitch the emotionally and physically exhausting 'experiences' and trade it for good ones.