In our fast-paced, all-digital world, tangible things might just be making a comeback.
Strange. I've loved digital books since I bought my first and am frustrated that more art books are EXCLUSIVELY traditional publishing. A few of the reasons I gladly left paper behind: I live in Japan and we space is a premium. I have bad eyesight and being able to change font... BIG GAME CHANGER. I love having literally hundreds of books at my fingertips anywhere any time, and being able to switch in heartbeat if I grow bored. I HATE ruining books with dirt, broken spines, spills, rot over time -- Japan is bad for book rot -- and on. I don't begrudge people paper books, but I still wonder why they cling to them. In the end, I feel just as connected to the stories and music (I buy digital music, no more CDs for me, and I never owned a record player, though I still have a few vinyl records from my teenage years). In the end though, I hope people who love paper will understand that there are some really excellent reasons to love digital as well, for some of us, it's necessary. And while I don't hear "negative" comments about digital books, I do sometimes feel people let others know they ONLY read paper in rather elitist ways. Though I'm sure they don't really mean to be snobby, it often comes off that way.
God help me
It hope it’s 70% true
Kindle got me back into reading fiction. But then I aborted for paper. I love the feel and the smell. I also revert to childhood where I’m quietly proud to see the thick pinch of pages I’ve successfully read.
I absolutely resonate with this and prefer a printed book over reading on device. We are searching for connection and tangible things do offer us something the digital world can’t. I’d rather write a letter with pencil on paper. Something about it.