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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #150 on: February 05, 2015, 04:45:12 am »
I prefer physical books over digital. While digital had its chance to be unique by taking advantage of special features like internet links, video usage, or sounds (imagine reading about the rainforest and your e reader made those sounds on certain pages) they really don't compare to a physical book.
Physical books will win me over by being actually touchable (flipping through those pages), easy to use when I do research, being able to lent and borrow them to other people, and over the years of buying them makes your house look nice and educated.

All that being said I do enjoy using my Nook e reader. My nook book collection almost matches my physical book collection.

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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #151 on: February 05, 2015, 04:52:03 am »
I prefer physical books over digital. While digital had its chance to be unique by taking advantage of special features like internet links, video usage, or sounds (imagine reading about the rainforest and your e reader made those sounds on certain pages) they really don't compare to a physical book.


I would hate all of that.

Physical books will win me over by being actually touchable (flipping through those pages), easy to use when I do research, being able to lent and borrow them to other people, and over the years of buying them makes your house look nice and educated.

Ease of doing research and being easy to lend (just send a copy) are advantages of digital books IMHO.
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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #152 on: February 05, 2015, 03:22:06 pm »
"Out of the home"  I dont see much difference between carrying around a book or some electronic device seems about the same to me.

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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #153 on: February 05, 2015, 08:32:59 pm »
I like the feel of the pages and the sound of the paper. That's the only difference to me
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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #154 on: February 07, 2015, 07:18:50 pm »
i really like the feel of the paper between my fingers when i read, but thats just me. I have read a few books on my phone, but i prefer physical copies.

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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #155 on: February 07, 2015, 07:20:36 pm »
i really like the feel of the paper between my fingers when i read, but thats just me. I have read a few books on my phone, but i prefer physical copies.

Reading on a phone is not a very enjoyable way to read ebooks.
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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #156 on: February 07, 2015, 07:45:07 pm »
It is good enough for me. Then again, I do most of my reading on a screen.
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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #157 on: February 07, 2015, 08:04:28 pm »
It is good enough for me. Then again, I do most of my reading on a screen.

Did you compare with alternatives?
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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #158 on: February 07, 2015, 09:03:11 pm »
It is good enough for me. Then again, I do most of my reading on a screen.

Did you compare with alternatives?
I found it no worse than paper. Have not compared small tablets or e-paper readers since I have neither.
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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #159 on: February 15, 2015, 09:34:59 am »
Physical. I'm old school, to put it simple.

The only two books I have read in digital version are "Nothing to Envy", a book about memoirs of North Korean refugees (digital only); the other one is Bible (both printed and digital).
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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #160 on: June 20, 2015, 09:31:33 pm »
I like both!

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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #161 on: January 03, 2016, 04:38:09 am »
Physical. Because I like having them on my shelf, to flip the pages and smell the 'new book scent'. Plus, staring at a screen is more tiring. But I respect who prefers digital, specially because of the lower price and the fact that they take less space.

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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #162 on: January 03, 2016, 10:56:04 am »
Both have there pros and cons. I like having a bookshelf with books that i can walk up to and just start reading.
I also like the convenience of having amazon kindle on my phone so I can read anytime.anywhere

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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #163 on: January 03, 2016, 10:08:37 pm »
I always prefer a physical book, only have some work books in digital form.  Nothing like holding a book and escaping into another world.

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Re: Books: Digital or physical?
« Reply #164 on: January 04, 2016, 07:06:16 am »
This question is a great battle between my partner and I.

She prefers physical books, being able to smell and feel the paper. I much prefer to read books on my kindle - a lot more compact and easy to hold, and never have the issue of finishing a book on the train and having nothing to read for the rest of the journey.

This obviously makes it a bit difficult to read all of our books, as they are split between my kindle and the overflowing bookshelves :P