A comment by Liz got me thinking: which is better, reading a paper book or using an ereader? Yes, you can say “Oh, but both have advantages and drawbacks, it all depends on your taste” etc. etc. But that’s a cop out for those not willing to relentlessly analyze everything to the point that it’s no fun for anyone anymore.
---Usually, books are cheaper.
---More environmentally friendly.
---Does not need external light source.
---Can store thousands of books in one easy to move tablet.
---More durable for small things, like spills.
---The books that aren’t cheaper are usually the most popular ones, and they’re ridiculously overpriced. JK Rowling.
---Can run out of power.
---People will steal tablets.
---No autographed copies.
---The light of electronic screens tends to make it difficult to sleep afterwards.
---Can lose thousands of books if something happens to tablet.
---Generally induces fewer headaches.
---No power requirements.
---People rarely steal books.
---Less worries about breaking it.
---Usually more expensive.
---Not all books are out in paper.
---Harder to transport a thousand paper books than one ereader.
---Can rip pages or spill.
Do you have any pros or cons to add to either side? Also stay tuned for next week, when I try to coax people into rating said pros and cons because that’s just what I’m like.