BaruchDuring hard times ...Tue Jun 5, 2012 17:3318.104.22.168people prefer escapism in their entertainment ... hence all the super-hero movies. Hard to find, even in good times, someone who will wade thru "Being & Nothingness" by Sartre ... I know, I tried ;-)
Electronic books are useful at a secondary stage ... as a substitute for bookmarks and a good index (some books don't have an index, especially fiction works). I find the Kindle to have good contrast, at least indoors. My daughter enjoys hers, but my ex enjoys her iPad. So here is the problem, electronic gadget mania. Really I see no advantage for average users, the way the iPod helped music lovers, because the average reader isn't going to do critical or deep research on what they are reading. Only a literary critic would with fiction, and with non-fiction, there usually is a good index already.
- I got an e-reader as a present Frashavan, Tue Jun 5 08:20I have read a few books on it, but I'm not in love with them. It's hard to keep your place, hard to find your place if you lose it. The problem is that younger people find it increasingly difficult... more
- During hard times ... Baruch, Tue Jun 5 17:33