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Khadrelt wrote:Plus, you don't have to worry about your paper book having a system failure - or getting too close to a magnet - or running out of batteries.
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KB wrote:I partly like the idea, but I just can't see me reading from such a device. My eyes get tired looking at a screen all the time. I think technology of the screen is where it will hang - if they can get screens and fonts that are really muted, don't seem to glare, and can pretty much recreate that print-on-paper feel, then why not? As a reader, I can think of two things I would love immediately:
1) The ability to carry around a whole library of hundreds of books with me all the time.
2) The ability to search for quotes without having to trawl through books trying to remember which author said it and then turning to random pages.
But, I do like books, and bookshops and the whole physicality of print...
Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:08 am Post
Hugh wrote:Pipibluestockin's point - "in a nutshell we do not have enough forests to meet future demand, therefore paper is going to become hideously expensive" - sounds to me decisive.
Tonight I'm due to attend a discussion about the future of the book with Margaret Atwood, Andrew O'Hagan and others, as part of the London Book Fair. I'm looking forward to be enlightened further.
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