the end of books

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the end of books

Graniteal Graniteal
I read recently that in the next 50 years, possibly less, books will be replaced completely by e readers and such. What are your thoughts on this? I personally love books and am always sad when I see people reading off of digital things.
02/02/2012
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zwee75 zwee75
I don't get to read much anymore b/w kids and working FT but when I do, I love the feel of a real book. I do think this will happen, and it's sad. Makes me overstuffed bookcase that much more valuable. To me, anyway!
02/02/2012
Destri Destri
I love books too, the smell and the feel of them. I guess I had better start buying every book I ever wanted to own if they are going to disappear.... that sucks!
02/02/2012
Ghost Ghost
Yeah, yeah, yeah. And TV was going to ruin the film industry.
02/03/2012
eeep eeep
I prefer books, we spend too much time staring at screens as it is.
02/03/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Books don't produce artificial light that can mess up your internal clock, they smell better, and I much prefer them.
The day e-readers make real books obsolete will make me cry.
02/03/2012
SecretToyLover2 SecretToyLover2
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Originally posted by Graniteal
I read recently that in the next 50 years, possibly less, books will be replaced completely by e readers and such. What are your thoughts on this? I personally love books and am always sad when I see people reading off of digital things.
I hate this idea. There's something magical about flipping a page. Therefore, e readers are not for me. I will never own a kindle. It's ridiculous.
02/03/2012
Chirple Chirple
I don't know, I don't think that's the right way to word it.

That's like saying CDs are the end of music. They're not, music is just largely disseminated in a different format now.


I prefer the digital things. I've read about 7 books since I got one in December. That's more than I've read in the past three years. *shrug*
02/03/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
That will totally SUCK! I have an e-reader that I'm going to give away cause I much prefer actual books. They take up a lot more space, but I love the physical book in my hands when reading.

But if it doesn't happen for another 50 years, I'm pretty sure I'll be fine. I don't expect to live past 70, let alone 80.
02/03/2012
Chris Corrigan Chris Corrigan
I'm fairly certain books will be obsolete within the next two years. The only thing standing in the way of books no longer being printed is Barnes & Noble.
02/03/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I doubt it. There have been some dire predictions made in the last few years that are similar to this, and they haven't happened. One good example: TV was going to teach children in school... Yeah, right.

Really, take what you read with a grain of salt. Though E-Books cater to a good percentage of the population, there is a customer base for traditional books as well.
02/03/2012
EnChAnTiNg EnChAnTiNg
I love books. I am not a fan of the e readers. I own one, and I still find myself using an actaul book more than the e reader.
02/03/2012
Kitka Kitka
I hope that never happens, I'd hate to lose books altogether to those darn e-readers. Nothing beats the smell and feel of a real book and I'm glad my enormous bookcase is full to the brim
02/03/2012
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