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Old 05-28-2024, 01:18 PM   #16
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And if you hurl your ereader against the wall in annoyance over a book you're reading, you'll need to buy a new ereader, which is bad for environment. A paper book would usually survive your hissy fit.
Unless it's the wall where the toilet is and the pBook lands in the toilet.
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Old 05-28-2024, 01:50 PM   #17
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Unless it's the wall where the toilet is and the pBook lands in the toilet.
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Old 05-28-2024, 02:29 PM   #18
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Unless it's the wall where the toilet is and the pBook lands in the toilet.
You ever drop a book in the tub?

Ironically, the book I dropped was T.C. Boyle's Drop City
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Old 05-28-2024, 02:40 PM   #19
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I put my ereader in a zippy bag.
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Old 05-28-2024, 02:54 PM   #20
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Before eReaders, my wife and I would drive to large public libraries. Now we have less need for paper books, and so have not been to any but the walking distance public library in the last year. I have also stopped driving to book stores.

On the other hand, I am posting this on a tablet, which must have a far bigger carbon impact than the kids edition kindle I read books on. And if it wasn’t for ebooks, all the carbon used in this thread would be saved. Heck, the entire carbon impact of Mobileread would be saved.

Or it wouldn’t, because whatever we would be doing instead would also have carbon impact.

When I started with eInk, I repeatedly cracked the screen and had to buy a new one. This has not happened in many years even though I am still a klutz. Quality must have improved. So the carbon impact of ebooks goes down over time. The same may be true for paper books, but that is such a mature technology that the energy efficiency improvement going forward will be less. Maybe.

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Old 05-28-2024, 03:41 PM   #21
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I put my ereader in a zippy bag.
I wouldn't have been able to do that with a paper book. Well, I could. But then couldn't turn pages
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Old 05-28-2024, 03:53 PM   #22
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I wouldn't have been able to do that with a paper book. Well, I could. But then couldn't turn pages
Wouldn't admiring gorgeous cover art in your bathtub be entertainment enough? Especially if it's an erotic novel. With some scented candles, dim lighting, I can just imagine the scene...
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I can just imagine the scene...
I'm so sorry for you. That must be awful.
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Wouldn't admiring gorgeous cover art in your bathtub be entertainment enough? Especially if it's an erotic novel. With some scented candles, dim lighting, I can just imagine the scene...
Not an erotic novel, but I did always admire the cover:
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A perfect cover for a nice bathtub session!
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Nope. I don't read in a tub.

Good choice of book to drop in the tub.
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