On Sat, 29 Apr 2006 18:39:55 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
>Books were made in the form of books due to practical limitations, which date
>back centuries into the past. Trying to take /electronic/ form and convert
>it into /physical/ analogies is a mistake and a step back. It will only ever
>appeal to seniors who antagonise technology.
A few years ago I had a whole summer to kill before catching my next
job so I did a 450 mile backpacking trip. Since I wasn't in any hurry
I took along a palmpilot with about 16 books stored on a flashcard.
The first few days I tried to use it the tiny screen bothered me, but
I quickly got used to it and after awhile actually preferred the PDA
to a book. Strangely, I prefer the PDA even over my laptop which has a
much larger screen. I can carry the PDA around in my pocket and read
it from any comfortable position. The laptop has to be used sitting up
at a table.
However, I haven't bought an ebook since my backpacking trip ended
because they're so ridiculously high-priced and then are DRM'd into