Monday, 2 March 2009
Kindle vs. real books
Just in case you don't know what I am talking about - let me explain....The Kindle (1 & 2) are wireless reading devices. Amazon brought out the Kindle a while ago and has recently released the Kindle 2. You can download books, magazines, newspapers, word documents and even blogs onto a Kindle. >
While a Kindle definitely takes up alot less space than a book (especially the Kindle 2 which is only 1/3 of an inch wide and can hold up to 1500 books) and allows you download a book in under 60 seconds - I still dont know if I am ready to give up buying "real" books in favour of electronic books.
The thought of electronic books taking over the world makes me sad. I love the feeling of real paper. I love the smell of books, especially old ones. I also love the look of books on a bookshelf......
But even I can not deny that the Kindle could become a super popular item. Plus, It will probably save trees, is totally perfect for travel and may encourage reluctant readers to read more.
>>Personally, I dont think I will be buying a Kindle anytime soon. Long live "real" books :)
What do you think?
Will you be getting one? Do you have one already?
* Click HERE to read more about the Kindle 2