Physical or digital books: Which do you prefer and why?

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User Info: hellraiser3000

hellraiser3000
4 years ago#1
I see the convenience of digital books but I prefer the feel of physical books. I love holding them in my hand and the smell of a good used book.

User Info: SonofMetalGear

SonofMetalGear
4 years ago#2
actual physical books are better. Gotta have the real thing instead of downling an ebook onto those fancy schmancy kindle doohickeys
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User Info: PurestProdigy

PurestProdigy
4 years ago#3
Searching by flipping through pages to find something is usually more convenient than the methods provided by digital books.

I know some simulate page flipping but it's not as efficient with bigger books.
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User Info: IgnatiusReilly

IgnatiusReilly
4 years ago#4
Electronic books are a perversion, I much prefer the traditional book which is primarily made out of paper.

User Info: Sinroth

Sinroth
4 years ago#5
E-books are real convenient, but it can be a damn nightmare to find certain parts in them.
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User Info: My_Momma_Said

My_Momma_Said
4 years ago#6
I prefer ebooks for the convenience and being able to keep multiple books with me at a light weight. I just keep an old copy of Moby Dick sitting by my reading chair so that I can lean over and get a whiff whenever I need my book smell fix and then go back to reading my ebook.

User Info: xXEldestXx

xXEldestXx
4 years ago#7
I prefer physical copies when I can get them at a reasonable price. If I can't manage that, I'll borrow the ebook from my library.
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User Info: ElementalWind

ElementalWind
4 years ago#8
I find it convenient to have a PDF on hand for quick reference, but if I'm actually using the book for something, I prefer turning my head between my computer screen and the actual book over switching workspaces all the time (I also have a lot more space on my desk than on my screen). What annoys me is when the "HTML version" of a book gets split with every little section in a separate HTML page. I'd rather just have PDF and be able to scroll instead of clicking "next."

Searching by flipping through pages to find something is usually more convenient than the methods provided by digital books.
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User Info: palomaalexa

palomaalexa
4 years ago#9
I am not exclusive to either, but I do prefer digital for convenience. I think I do own more physical than digital books at the moment.
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User Info: ShadowQueen

ShadowQueen
4 years ago#10
Prefer physical, but I'll take the digital format if it's cheaper.
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