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If your desk is annoyingly off balance, can you put your kindle under one leg to stop the table wobbling?
How about standing on a pile of e-books to reach the top of the wardrobe?
Or using that heavy 5GB, complete Dickens, to prop open the bedroom door?
 
1500? Having six makes me feel oppressed.
 
+Ken Montville I read somewhere that someone once asked Umberto Eco the same question of his library (which is vast). And he replied — no, of course I haven't read them all, but that's not the point of a library. The point of a library is to act as a research resource, to have those texts on hand when you need them, or want them for whatever reason.

A Kindle with 1500 books is more than a book substitute; it becomes a library substitute.
 
I suppose it does kind of depend how you view your e-book. I think the name misleads people and many see it as simply a new (and unnecessary) way to read novels and classic works of literature: hence the criticism. However using e-readers in a more imaginative and intelligent way makes them into a fantastic tool - doctors can carry huge amounts of medical reference data in their pockets as they make their rounds; people attending conferences can carry around hours and hours of notes and material; your daily newspaper or favourite periodical magazine can be constantly updated, and interesting articles tagged for later reading; students can carry all their textbooks without breaking their shoulders (as can teachers); and most importantly, all these things can be done without tonnes and tonnes of paper.
 
If we could just imbue the plastic with the smell of old books, the Kindle might just take off ;)
 
I love my paper books, but I also have gotten to love all the books stored in my Kindle-enabled smart phone because I now have a library at my disposal whenever and wherever I want it. A good portion of the ebooks overlap the paper books I own, and there are so many books in the public domain that are free for download that I have many times more books than I read in college -- and paid for at great expense. Among the many positives of ebooks is the search function, which lets me find stuff much faster when I need it.

I also ended up buying tons of audiobooks when Audible.com had a sale for 4.95 per audiobook, many of which take between 15-25 hours to complete. I never thought I would enjoy audiobooks, but I'm essentially paying a professional to read a book to me at around ten cents an hour. I prefer to read books on my own, but it's nice to have a professional read to me, for instance, when I'm driving. Then there are classic audiobooks like Angela's Ashes that I can have read to me by Frank McCourt, the author.

I love libraries, but I'm glad the Internet also exists. I feel the same way about ebooks and audiobooks. Having said that, I love the comic!^^
 
I love my Nook. I can carry all of my books with me.
 
+Thomas Kang BBC Radio 4 does many audio book readings: Book at Bedtime, Book of the Week, etc. which you can connect to through www.bbc.co.uk. You can listen on-line, download podcasts, and most of these are eventually published in CD form.
 
true truth !!!
:) both (grl n books) rule the real world ,
both have no options ;-)
nice n splendid !!!
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