I pulled my e-book out of my bag yesterday and realised it was broken! I have seen many arguments for and against e-books but let me just say that I loved mine dearly. Firstly, I got it for free! Which perhaps contributed to its early death as I never bothered to buy a case for it, foolishly thinking its tough ink display is capable of resisting the pressures of life at college.
Another reason was because it was so convenient! Instead of carrying around four or five books on journeys which I used to do as a child, I could now simply take the nifty little things with me. I would agree with the people who claim that you can’t beat an actual physical book but sometimes you have to admit that the e-book can be more convenient.
So now I have to move on and I hear e-book haters cry out happily as they crow about how this proves normal books are far better as they can be sat upon, kicked, thrown, used to whack someone and still be readable. Perhaps so, but then again we don’t hold on to our single-use telephones and shun the mobiles do we? Don’t get me wrong though, I love the traditional book even more than the e-book but people do need to accept the technological advancement that has taken place as both can peacefully co-exist together. Despite having an e-book I would still visit the library and I am sure many others do the same.
Now however, I have to consider buying a new e-book which may take a while as a laptop needs to be bought as well.
Until Next Time,
A Worried Student