The Force, subject to availability.
I find my smartphone is a wee bit small for e-comics so I finally might have a reason for buying a tablet.
I do not own anything other than paper books. If I got an electric one, it would have to 'feel' like paper and 'smell' like paper. Otherwise it is an electric toy, not a book.
In my personal opinion, I hasten to add.
I love my reader! I have over 2,300 books on it and the number is growing at an alarming rate, and unless I buy a castle at some point I will never have room to have all those books in paperback form. But there they are, all neatly stored on a light wonderful device! This is not to say that I do not love "real" books or there smell, but...
I do not have anywhere near that many, but what I can say is that I have read every one, some more than once.
"You don't fill your shelves with empty books just to feel and smell and say 'oh this one smells so much more interesting than that one''.
Do you know me personally, how can yo tell me what I do???
English lacks the distinction between you (sing) and you (plural) in this instance I meant a generic collective 'you'. If you want books to sniff and not read be my guest. I prefer however to read them.
I had a ghastly vision the other evening, as I looked up from my Kindle Fire and at my beautiful walls of books surrounding me. I could see the rows upon rows of books and shelves all gradually dissolving and sliding down the walls to the floor, where they evaporated into thin air in faint wisps, rather like a scene from the movie Inception. I was left sitting in a room with totally bare walls and not a book in sight. I snapped back to reality and looked down again at my Kindle. It is vivid red and may be the Devil incarnate.
Anyone else have nightmares inspired by this toy of the future?