Another vote for digital.

Author:Praxmarer, Bret
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor

I know this response to your editorial letter in the Sept/Oct 2006 issue is several months late, but I have been thinking about digital books and the devices used to read them. Like many book lovers, I feel there is nothing like an actual book. I try to carry one with me everywhere I go, but sometimes books are just too big and difficult to carry. I have begun to use my iPod to listen to books while driving or cutting the lawn, or anytime I cannot actually be reading.

As I was wandering around my local bookstore, I found the Sony Reader, and was intrigued that it can hold 80 books. I mentioned to my wife that it could hold my recent reads: Thomas Pynchon's new book, Against the Day, and James Clavell's Shogun, each containing more than 1,000 pages and difficult to carry around. I think that the convenience of the Sony Reader or a similar device will eventually outweigh our love for...

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