eBooks Fans are heathens and will burn in hell

Ok, maybe that headline is a bit strong, but I can’t help and feel this way after watching this:

This absolutely amazing ad was produced for the New Zealand Book Council to promote real books, not those soulless eBooks that have recently been popping around all over the place. I don’t know about you guys, but I’d take a paper version of a book over an electronic one any time. There’s just something special about holding a real book… maybe it’s the smell, or the feeling of pages on your fingers as you turn them.

[Via Gizmodo]

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18 Responses to eBooks Fans are heathens and will burn in hell

  1. That was pretty awesome, I wonder how it was all done? Had to be CG, it was pretty good.

    I can see the convenience of an eBook reader and having a hundred books in one little contraption, but that kind of takes away from a book I think. Carrying around a book, reading it page by page, it has a certain impact on you when you have this physical thing.

    I love technology and all, but I also like the things that work, and a book will never run out of batteries or glitch and the library or bookstore I bought it from can’t sneak into my house to take it back if they’ve changed their minds about it. Real books are just… better.

  2. That was pretty awesome, I wonder how it was all done? Had to be CG, it was pretty good.

    I can see the convenience of an eBook reader and having a hundred books in one little contraption, but that kind of takes away from a book I think. Carrying around a book, reading it page by page, it has a certain impact on you when you have this physical thing.

    I love technology and all, but I also like the things that work, and a book will never run out of batteries or glitch and the library or bookstore I bought it from can't sneak into my house to take it back if they've changed their minds about it. Real books are just… better.

  3. I find eBooks/eReaders to be extremely useful for things other than novels.

    Textbooks
    Technical Manuals
    Reference Books

    Office Files
    Legal Briefs
    Legistation

    All of these things can be literally back breaking if you have to carry them around on a regular basis, having them in electronic format allows for a much lighter weight solution. Issue my kids an eReader when they enter school and eTextBooks instead of dead tree and watch the number of people with back problems at young ages plummet.

  4. I find eBooks/eReaders to be extremely useful for things other than novels.

    Textbooks

    Technical Manuals

    Reference Books

    Office Files

    Legal Briefs

    Legistation

    All of these things can be literally back breaking if you have to carry them around on a regular basis, having them in electronic format allows for a much lighter weight solution. Issue my kids an eReader when they enter school and eTextBooks instead of dead tree and watch the number of people with back problems at young ages plummet.

  5. Clearly the author is a writer through and through. I am a writer too and although I use eBooks on occasion and find them useful for some of the reasons other people have stated. However, they will never take the place of a print book. I am sentimental about the smell of paper, ink and binding glue. I love the feel of the paper dust under my finger or thumb as it is chaffing off the pages of cheap paper backs. Reading is ritualistic for some of us I guess.

  6. Clearly the author is a writer through and through. I am a writer too and although I use eBooks on occasion and find them useful for some of the reasons other people have stated. However, they will never take the place of a print book. I am sentimental about the smell of paper, ink and binding glue. I love the feel of the paper dust under my finger or thumb as it is chaffing off the pages of cheap paper backs. Reading is ritualistic for some of us I guess.

  7. I can see how eBooks can be helpful, but the only way I’d use them would be for what Jedrious said. I love real books too much to ever give them up. I’m proud to say that I have a library in my room, and that my dream is to be like Yomiko Readman.

  8. I can see how eBooks can be helpful, but the only way I'd use them would be for what Jedrious said. I love real books too much to ever give them up. I'm proud to say that I have a library in my room, and that my dream is to be like Yomiko Readman.

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