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#1 Error

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 11:13 AM

I am going to step art college and even though this is something minuscule, I tend to make it a big concern. Lol. What do you prefer and why? I heard, too, that you don't fully grasp something as well in an electronic book as much as you would with a paperback. Is this true? It's a hard decision, because I want to have this huge library of books, but at the same time, I want something that is pretty portable. Which, Kindle is pretty portable. I don't have to just have it on one device. Which is pretty nice.

Anyways... Looking forward to your opinions!

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 02:41 PM

Paper forces a different type of interaction. There's an ability to rapidly flip around with paper that doesn't exist with digital. BUT, digital can be searched in a way that you can't with paper. A PDF, for example, lets you search for a keyword in places that the index might not list.

 

They have their respective advantages. I have a lot of PDF books, Kindle books, and Paper books. They're all different.


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Posted 15 December 2016 - 02:00 AM

Paperback 100%. I hate reading electronic books and I never buy them. To me, it just doesn't seem like a book. I read a lot of blogs online but that's it. There's something strangely satisfying about having the actually physical copy of a good old fashioned book in your hands.

 

The one down side, is space. I tend to buy a lot of books then have to give some away or sell some.


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