Carola wrote: It also means that obscure textbooks, poetry and other non-bestselling items can be published without worrying about print over-runs - a sort of "publish to order" system.
I do think that paper printed books will be here to stay for anything popular. I like to read on paper and I actually print any Textkit material rather than reading it on a monitor.
Keesa wrote:My own feelings on ebooks are a little bit mixed. Certainly, I wouldn't buy one. If I'm going to spend the money, I'm going to buy a "real" book.
Keesa wrote:I hope it doesn't disappear completely. That would, I think, be a real shame.
but in the end the problem is simply that we like to keep what's old and comfortable (and we can't .
Bert wrote:I even like the smell of books, especially old books. The smell of a computer screen doesn't do anything for me.
Emma_85 wrote:One of the problems I see is file format. You don't want to find out that in ten years when you go through the books you burned on CD's today, that you can't read half of them anymore
Lisa wrote:Most publishers are already pulling back on Ebook development:
"Bubble Bursts for E-Books"
Carola wrote:By the way, I still have one very old computer at home running Win3.1 which controls a midi keyboard. Every attempt to "modernise" this set-up results in disaster so we now just leave it be.
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