Printed books better than e-books…

Christian blogger Tim Challies goes public with five reasons that printed books are better than e-books. I could add a few reasons to this (and perhaps will later on).

He begins…

… For a time I went back-and-forth on this question, sometimes preferirng to read on a device and sometimes preferring to read a book. But at this point my mind is largely made up. Today I want to share 5 ways in which books are better than e-books, 5 ways in which I’ll transition from paper to pixels only with a lot of kicking and screaming.

Now this may mark me as a Ludditte and I may eventually look silly. I’m sure there were people who said, “I’ll never give up cassettes in favor of CDs” but, of course, they had no choice; eventually cassettes disappeared and everyone had to migrate to digital music. And it is likely that eventually the same will be true with books. It won’t be anytime soon, but the day will come. But for now, here are my reasons for loving real books so much more….

His main points are these:

1. I can own a book…

2. I can loan a book…

3. A book offers a tactile experience…

4. A book is a single-tasking device…

5. I can buy a used book….

READ THE DETAILS HERE…

(and, yes, I know you are reading this as an “e-article”!)
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