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The Digital Switchover

December 19, 2010 10:16:23.000

I've always been a big reader - I just finished two sci fi books on my last trip to Dallas (I still need to post the reviews for those). What I'm finding lately is this: I'd much prefer to read on my iPad than read on paper.

Why? A few reasons:

  • The iPad is light. I can carry as many books as I like on it, and it doesn't get heavier
  • I can buy a new book anytime I have access to the net
  • I don't ever have to worry about losing my place - the Kindle app manages that for me

I think the weight thing is the big one. I'd really rather not cart a bunch of books in my travel bag - especially since they are just so much dead weight after I've finished. Even with books I've been waiting for, like Towers of Midnight - I'll wait for the digital edition. The hardcover is too big, and even the paperback (when it comes out) will take up a lot of space.

I just want the bits :)

posted by James Robertson

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