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Ebook vs hard copy

#1
Which one do you prefer?

Personally I love to read ebooks. Hard copy is often too heavy for me.
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#2
I think ebooks are quite convenient, but I think I personally prefer hard copies. It's much easier to read a relaxing hard copy of a book late at night than an ebook on a tablet screen for my eyes, so I usually prefer to go for the hard copy. It's also easier to buy and sell used hard copies of books than it is to tell "used" ebooks.
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#3
I like hard copies more than ebooks.. ebooks are convenient for somethings though.
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#4
I like hard copies... yay no batteries required!
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#5
I prefer hard copy because I simply cannot read from a screen without getting distracted by somethhing else for some reaosn.
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(July 28th, 2013 at 4:23 PM)t3haco Wrote: I prefer hard copy because I simply cannot read from a screen without getting distracted by somethhing else for some reaosn.

Haha believe me, I know the feeling.
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#7
@t3haco

I know what you mean.

It can be hard to read on the computer, because many other things (Facebook, Twitter etc) may distract you.
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#8
I'm kind of on the fence now.

for a while I was all about physical media, but my kindle fire and E-Books make accessing information so much easier than hunting down a hard copy.

If I really like a book though I will buy a hard copy anyway if I can find it to support the author Tongue
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#9
I do highly prefer physical copies, but I buy most of my physicals from used bookstores, so that seriously limits my choices sometimes.
LibGen makes life easier, but you're right in supporting the author. I wouldn't mind throwing a few bucks paypal to an author, since they only ever get like 10% royalties anyway.
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#10
@ lain: IKR?

for me if a story is really really good, I don't mind buying a physical copy, it's something I can share, it's something I can hold onto, a physical reminder of a good story.

but with E-Books it's easy to find stories and read them, usually at lower cost because it's not printed on dead trees.
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#11
I highly prefer a hard (or paperback) copy of a book. For me, it's hard to read e-books because I use the motions of flipping the pages to help me focus. I get distracted SO easily with e-books. It's ridiculous honestly xD
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#12
I prefer reading hard copy because I don't have an ebook.
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#13
I prefer to read the actual hard copy. I enjoy the smell of the book as I'm reading.

I do have a Kindle Fire so that I can read while I'm traveling.
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#14
I love my Kindle Fire, but it's easier for me to get distracted when I'm on it. Technology is already a huge distraction for me as it is, so when I have the urge to check on other things, I end up not staying in the zone.

So all my reading tends to be hard copy if I can get away with it, but all of my textbooks are usually ebooks.
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#15
I much prefer a hard copy of a book. I don't know why, but e-readers just never feel the same. I feel like I skim read more than anything.
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#16
Hard copy, easily. There's a certain satisfaction about turning the pages of a physical book, that I don't get with e-books.
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#17
Ebooks are great when you have an ereader like a Kindle. It's obuous 500 years of printed books have faaaar more catalogue than 20 of e-books but I prefer have free access to free copyrigth media and more fair prices, also since I have some visual problems the power to adjust the letters size is a huuuge benefit for me.
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#18
I like both myself, but tend to like real books more. Just...nothing better then holding it in your hands and turning the pages.

I originally bought an iPad for e-books, but uhh...tend to read more real ones. XD I do need to use it for more of that since books take soooo much room.
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