Why do people still prefer individual books to ereaders?

Aaron Mitchell
Aaron Mitchell

Why do people still prefer individual books to ereaders?

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Wyatt Young
Wyatt Young

the same reason actual men prefer kissing women than anime pillows

Dylan Martinez
Dylan Martinez

IDK user I just feel real books have more... Heart!

Thomas Myers
Thomas Myers

Because e-readers have shitty touch input these days.

James Hall
James Hall

sounds like you just have a shitty cheap ereader

Jeremiah Wood
Jeremiah Wood

I have a Kindle 3 but I'm not buying a new one now that they're all with touch instead of buttons.

Nathaniel Evans
Nathaniel Evans

recommendations on good ereaders?
i feel like if i got one i'd be more inclined to read more

Joshua Sullivan
Joshua Sullivan

i have a kindle paperwhite from several years ago that's never crapped out on me or been unresponsive, though i assume they make better ones now

Jaxson Gomez
Jaxson Gomez

The good ones are too expensive. And the cheap ones aren't worth it.

Easton Sanchez
Easton Sanchez

Because:
- Dog-earing pages
- Highlighting with a highlighter
- Many books do not exist as ebooks
- A book never runs out of batteries
- A book can be lent to a friend easily
- Writing in the margins
- Formatting is the the way the author and publisher intended it to be
- Can bring a book anywhere without worrying that dropping it in water or getting sand up in it or spilling your drink on it will erase a bunch of your other books
- Home libraries add a nice personal touch to wherever you live and don't necessitate having any sense of aesthetics

Shall I continue?

Dominic Watson
Dominic Watson

i took the ebook pill years ago. I have a kindle 3 with buttons that still works like a champ. PDF support isnt that great though. I cant stand reading real books now. They are heavy, smell, and always loose your place. Plus I can fit several bookshelves onto one tiny device.

Just make sure to "backup" your books.

Angel Turner
Angel Turner

Shall I continue?

Please do

Aaron Thomas
Aaron Thomas

a book can be lent to a friend easily
"Here's the download link friend"
is there an easier way?

Hudson Howard
Hudson Howard

Lewis "Cunnyman" Carroll is so fucking based.

Landon Butler
Landon Butler

I do both. I carry about 2000 books around in a 300g package for on the go reading. At home, paper, like those dinosaurs.

Austin Baker
Austin Baker

he prefers to kiss 3DPD over 2D
You are the only non-human creature here.

Lincoln Perry
Lincoln Perry

because books cant botnet

Bentley Wood
Bentley Wood

yeah, actually just handing them the book

Evan Campbell
Evan Campbell

books dont phone home. books dont spy on you, books dont use telemetry. books dont sell you personal information. books dont show ads

Luke Edwards
Luke Edwards

Book is the single most awesome technology to date. Imagine that book could be made before industrialization. Book live hundred of years with minimal requirements. Try to install your Ebook software in 50 years on a KokUchani 5555CX brainrolli Kaiken.

Books alone catapulted us from the middle ages to the cpu-age. Where will the cpu age catapult us? If the apes continue like now, we will be back in middle ages soon.

Grayson Long
Grayson Long

There were books with ads. But those were mostly the shitty ones.

Samuel Flores
Samuel Flores

The good ones are too expensive. And the cheap ones aren't worth it.

This. I had a pretty decent one even then, and frankly they all end up crapping out after a year or two, but I haven't looked into them enough.

I use my thinkpad x200 now for reading, I upgraded my display with a boe hydis matte screen so I dont get any glare. Also, you have way more customization with a small laptop, as well as longer battery life potentially.

Fundamentally I think the gimmick of e-readers is that they *arent* computers... I.e. you wont be able to give into any temptations to distract from your reading or whatever... but honestly, if you enjoy reading it doesnt matter.

Tbh most people I know who have e-readers/mention e-readers/ask if they're worth it -- dont actually read. ;-)

Matthew Sanders
Matthew Sanders

Kobo Aura H20 V2. New Kindle Oasis is coming soon if you want something overprice but premium. If you're struggling to motivate yourself to do something, throwing money at the problem isn't going to work though. Classic consumerist fallacy like photography fags that have thousands in lenses and never take decent shots or music producers always buying new synths and toys instead of working.

Bentley Gray
Bentley Gray

Reading PDF on a vanilla tablet, works fine. Never had Spyindle or any other spyreader.

Aiden Barnes
Aiden Barnes

You can make paper yourself. You may make ink yourself. You can learn to write in a few years. You are all set to record your thoughts and share them with us.

Today. Company: share more of your shitbrain, so we can shit more ads on your brain.

If I can take my X220 with me, I want to go back into the 1820s.

Jackson Walker
Jackson Walker

How much did you use your ebook reader? Did you really not notice a difference in eye strain? I've switched to a tablet for textbooks for various reasons but I really notice the eyestrain after several hours.

Carter Collins
Carter Collins

if you're not sure you're gonna use it, get the cheapest you can get. All of them are basically the same, there's no killer feature that's gonna make you read. After you actually start reading, you can get a nicer one.

the oasis has flip-pages buttons

- Dog-earing pages
- Highlighting with a highlighter
- Writing in the margins
that's a really shitty way to read tbqh senpai

- Can bring a book anywhere without worrying that dropping it in water or getting sand up in it or spilling your drink on it will erase a bunch of your other books
some of them are water proof, this means nothing.

Jonathan Jones
Jonathan Jones

I have carbonshade.com/ and wear them when I read or use computers for long periods of time, but I suppose you make a decent point if you dont have a way to cope visually

Daniel Peterson
Daniel Peterson

that's a really shitty way to read tbqh senpai
you may want to read this
amazon.com/How-Read-Book-Touchstone-ebook/dp/B004PYDAPE

James Wright
James Wright

What if they want to share it with someone else?

William James
William James

kissing
not cumming in

virgin spotted

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Jeremiah Jackson
Jeremiah Jackson

some of them are water proof, this means nothing.
The argument can be extended to all kinds of physical harm. The point is that destroying a book will only prevent you from reading said book, while destroying your ereader prevents you from reading all the books on it.

Jack Gonzalez
Jack Gonzalez

I want to lick this porcelain skin like a housecat

Justin Rodriguez
Justin Rodriguez

Books can't run out of battery.

Jackson Fisher
Jackson Fisher

- Dog-earing pages
Digital indexing is more convenient and built into all top ereaders.
- Highlighting with a highlighter
Same as above.
- Many books do not exist as ebooks
Are you honestly suggesting the selection of physical books is superior to ebooks for any normal person?
- A book never runs out of batteries
True.
- A book can be lent to a friend easily
Are you honestly suggesting a single book is easier to share than a digital file?
- Writing in the margins
eReaders have functionality for this minus space restraint and permanence.
- Formatting is the the way the author and publisher intended it to be
Are you honestly suggesting it's not possible to recreate formatting in a digital formatting?
- Can bring a book anywhere without worrying that dropping it in water or getting sand up in it or spilling your drink on it will erase a bunch of your other books
Are you honestly suggesting books are waterproof, especially when top eReaders are?
- Home libraries add a nice personal touch to wherever you live and don't necessitate having any sense of aesthetics
Not relevant really.

You are a retard.

Julian Lopez
Julian Lopez

Books feel good, smell good.

Gavin Butler
Gavin Butler

I prefer books, but mostly use my kindle. It's free and convenient for thicc books.

Christopher Wood
Christopher Wood

Screens suck.
Even the best Kobo Forma has lighting issues.
On the other hand Kindle Oasis has terrible form and is locked in.

Jordan Perez
Jordan Perez

Are you honestly suggesting the selection of physical books is superior to ebooks for any normal person?
for any normal person who desired to read ancient and medieval history, yes. vastly so.

Digital indexing is more convenient and built into all top ereaders
no

everything else you wrote except about batteries
you're literally a negroid subhuman

Sebastian Perry
Sebastian Perry

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Camden Davis
Camden Davis

- Dog-earing pages
I can make infinite bookmarks and even export them

- Highlighting with a highlighter
See above

- Many books do not exist as ebooks
Scan them

- A book never runs out of batteries
Neither does anyone with a brain

- A book can be lent to a friend easily
Nothing easier than sending a file

- Writing in the margins
Infinite digital notes

- Formatting is the the way the author and publisher intended it to be
A pointless restriction, but if you want to stick to it, get the PDF version

- Can bring a book anywhere without worrying that dropping it in water or getting sand up in it or spilling your drink on it will erase a bunch of your other books
Water and dust resistant devices are pretty much the norm, and you have backups of your books (unlike your paper crap lmao)

- Home libraries add a nice personal touch to wherever you live and don't necessitate having any sense of aesthetics
LIVE LOVE LAUGH

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Kevin Ramirez
Kevin Ramirez

Because turning page is faster than waiting for eink to refresh.

Jordan Perry
Jordan Perry

is there a reader onto which you can just copy a epub/pdf/whatever, AND has a web browser capable enough for text articles?

Dylan Ross
Dylan Ross

yes

Adrian Lewis
Adrian Lewis

I prefer the tactile sensations of reading a physical book.

Nolan Peterson
Nolan Peterson

name 3

Levi Thomas
Levi Thomas

so the fancy sony e-readers are like $600
I got a Surface Book1 off ebay in fantastic shape for $200.
Sure I can't read in direct light, but I can run photoshop and watch videos on it....
I'd like to get something e-ink but it would have to be either cheaper or more capable. I'm not going to pay $600+ for a unitasker.

Ayden Martinez
Ayden Martinez

Seconding h2o v2. I have it and love it.

Jacob Clark
Jacob Clark

I focus easier when I'm reading a physical book vs an e-reader. Especially if they're the kind with internet browsing, then I won't even bother reading.
Plus like a lot of people said just holding a book feels better to my monkey brain.

Aaron Turner
Aaron Turner

ereaders
Personally, they can be a bit clunky when flicking through a large book. Also, most of them are too small to taste. I prefer two pages at once to be able to see diagrams and figures.
I do appreciate not having to carry 10 kilos of paper around and search functions are very convenient, but small displays are a detriment for my use.

Oliver Hernandez
Oliver Hernandez

that's a stupid comparison, you can get a second hand kindle for like $20

Ayden Wood
Ayden Wood

With a real book, the progress you make while reading is tangible as you turn the pages.

Nathan Perry
Nathan Perry

cos.
tactile

Carson King
Carson King

i paid 30 gbp for a fire 7, all the books i want i can download and same thing for manga. sure its no e ink but it works fantastic and is worth the price

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Isaiah Murphy
Isaiah Murphy

Autism

Ethan Long
Ethan Long

Low IQ.

Brayden Wilson
Brayden Wilson

Proper Ereaders are expensive as fuck. Until the good ones get below $50, its shit.

Easton Butler
Easton Butler

I physically cringed at your first 2 points.

Christopher Ward
Christopher Ward

Because I have an audible account, reading is for chumps.

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Angel Cruz
Angel Cruz

Sauce me, my bruh

Dominic Brooks
Dominic Brooks

A lot of those can be done on ereaders too.
And I'm sure that dropping a physical book in water is just as bad as dropping an ereader. Same with spilling your drink.

Joshua Scott
Joshua Scott

You can't beat the feel of reading a physical paper book. I read ebooks now and then a little, but that's just books on meditation and whatnot that I can read and refer to at any time on my phone.
For everything else, I have a closet full of books. Must have about 300 by now.

Michael Howard
Michael Howard

Kissing is a lot of fun too, if you're creative. I'm a man of taste. There's always time to cum, why rush it? They like the build up too, few men bother with it.

Benjamin Nelson
Benjamin Nelson

Kobo Glo isn't available anymore wat do for manga

Aiden Lewis
Aiden Lewis

It's impossible to find an e-reader with no wireless these days, I don't want Amazon or Google or whoever spying on me or possibly deleting my ebooks.

Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett

- Dog-earing pages
absolutely disgusting. please use bookmarks
- Highlighting with a highlighter
i do this on my surface have access to unlimited highlighters that never run out and can be erased
- Many books do not exist as ebooks
this is true sadly
- A book never runs out of batteries
okay...? but E-ink shit lasts days and battery backs will make it last physically longer than you can stay awake.
- A book can be lent to a friend easily
epubs are even easier to lend out
- Writing in the margins
can do that with ebooks as well.
- Formatting is the the way the author and publisher intended it to be
same... unless I don't want it to he.
- Can bring a book anywhere without worrying that dropping it in water or getting sand up in it or spilling your drink on it will erase a bunch of your other books
same, except I don't need to stop at the bookstore half way through my trip or bring an extra suitcase for books.
- Home libraries add a nice personal touch to wherever you live and don't necessitate having any sense of aesthetics
based hoarder
Shall I continue?
yes, please continue to embarrass yourself

Nolan Perry
Nolan Perry

He's coping, sure, but when you said
based hoarder
just fuck off. You think it's hoarding to have books you've read? Lay off the Marie Kondo tidying up shit. I'll sooner slice my wrists than toss out my books.

Christian Murphy
Christian Murphy

Based user. I alternate between physical and ebooks read on my tablet (I have a Chuwi Windows tablet for light work and media consumption).

Dominic Cruz
Dominic Cruz

Boyue Likebook series

Kevin Morgan
Kevin Morgan

i used to be one of those people who always said he prefers physical books, and if we're just talking about the actual act of reading i'd probably still say i prefer physical, but what won me over for ereaders was:

1) Can pirate basically any book and put it on there

2) Backlit e-ink screen makes it easy to read anywhere, don't have to deal with finding the exact spot in my house with the best light source and then never moving an inch while reading

I would never recommend an ereader that doesn't allow you to do both of those things. I have a likebook mars and its pretty dam good

Bentley Parker
Bentley Parker

yeah they just hand over the book
its a fucking book man not your 10TB JAV collection

Samuel Diaz
Samuel Diaz

are you honestly suggesting

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Jeremiah Bennett
Jeremiah Bennett

Honestly, I don't even get the love for e-ink. Reading something on a normal LED tablet (and even phone) is more comfortable to me than reading boomer books, and it's not like I didn't read before smartphones and tablets were a thing (especially considering that I'm from a poorfag country, so it took at least a few more years for them to become popular). I can stare at a screen for 12 hours a day and never get uncomfortable (well, besides my back, but that's beyond the point).

Isaac Thompson
Isaac Thompson

only thinks about sex
i can guarantee without a doubt that you are a virgin.

Leo Campbell
Leo Campbell

When I dropped my reader, it was FUBAR. not worth reinvesting.

Oliver King
Oliver King

Dog-earing pages
Highlighting with a highlighter
Writing in the margins

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Parker Miller
Parker Miller

I don't care about e-readers, I like the feeling, heft and touch of an actual book. I like to read before going to sleep every night, there's nothing more comforting than just reading an actual book.
E-readers are a shit gimmick.

Henry Evans
Henry Evans

I prefer real books at home too but my ereader's great for uni, one 7.5mm thick 550g device vs. several textbooks and notebooks.

Grayson Ortiz
Grayson Ortiz

Since baseline kindles are absolutely ass cancer in terms of waiting for it to load a new page of a pdf, and normies don't want to spend the money for a kobo aura h2o

Benjamin Anderson
Benjamin Anderson

That does make sense yeah. Personally as a programmer I already spend every waking hour in front of a screen. For me reading is a nice nightly ritual. Turn off the computer, get in bed, turn on the regulable lamp to the lowest setting and just grab a real book. It helps me relax and fall asleep. To me getting an e reader would be to throw away all this.

Gabriel Ramirez
Gabriel Ramirez

An e-reader doesn't reduce the coziness of reading in bed. It makes it more comfortable, since it's often lighter and easier to hold than a book.

The only downside I've found is that I have too many book options, and end up switching between books like a channel surfing monkey.

Joseph Fisher
Joseph Fisher

- Formatting is the the way the author and publisher intended it to be
What a cuckold. I take great pleasure in forcing every electronic book I read to be in sans-serif font with no hyphenation.

Austin Allen
Austin Allen

e-toddles are the exact same shit as tablets or alexa. Good for nothing more than sucking the money out of corporate drones.

Isaiah Parker
Isaiah Parker

Ironically, despite being ancient tech, books are a better experience and easier to use than e-readers. E-readers are slow and cumbersome. Only benefit of e-readers is the ability to store many books in a small amount of space and portability.