June 23, 2013

Paper Versus Paperless: Blogathon, Day 23

My dad sent me a hilarious video that played on the ebook versus paperback debate... or more simply put, the electronics versus paper debate.

I think Emma made her point.
Even though reading on the Kindle/iPad is growing on me, I can't imagine ever going completely paperless.

Where do you stand on the paper versus paperless debate?


bookworm said...

The video was cute. That type of paper aside, I don't think we will ever become paperless. My jobs have tried to become paperless for years without success. I can't see myself bringing a Kindle into a hot bath when my back is aching the way I do with a magazine. (I still haven't bought one but do have Kindle apps for my laptop and my phone). I believe the printed word will always have its uses.

Jo Michaels said...

OMG! ROFLMAO!! How awesome was that video? :) I love the feel and smell of books. I can't imagine going paperless. Hell, I ordered an extra copy of your book just so I could hold it in my hands any time I wanted. Plus, it looks good in my portfolio :) hehe WRITE ON!

Don Gonzalez said...

I must admit the video WAS funny.

I vowed three years ago to go paperless (including in my classroom) and not buy any more paper books. The motivation was simple - we have run out of room to store books in our house. All the shelves are packed and I have books in and out of boxes in every room including the garage. What I did not foresee was that in the world of academia, e-books are not properly formatted to permit annotation for researching, studying or writing. The best I have been able to do is convert some of the books into PDF and use an annotation app for my iPad.

Obviously I still love good old paper book or I would have gotten rid of all of them. I dream of a house with walls and walls of built in shelves and a massive private library. I can dream can't I?

Tia Bach said...

Alana - I agree, and I'm glad.

Jo - Thanks for that! I'm the same way. Sometimes I just need to hold the book. It's the experience.

Don - I can see that, especially with academic books. But I also get the running out of space issue.