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The Problems with E-Books
Owning an E-book is a status thing of sorts, hip, cool, but they are not always the best thing to use for reading. They have limitations, for instance, how effed is it when you sit down and relax and press the button on your e-book, and nothing happens. It just broke or you forgot to charge the thing. Ugh!!! They seem to be energy hogs. The other thing is that many titles are simply not available for YOUR e-reader format or in any format. It can be years before the publisher puts it into an e-book format. This forces you to buy the paper copy, something maybe you sought to avoid. Ever try to sit in a hottub or bath and read with one? Huh, does the word electrocution or shock come to mind, no? It should. If it get wet, it dies in the fry. Okay, so you have read a fantastic book and now you want to lend it to another, hmm, maybe. Many e-books only allow a "lending" for 14 days or less that you bought. Plus, the formatting may not appear as you recall it on your e-book. Of course, there could be file corruption or incompatibility issues leaving some jumbled text to decipher. Sometimes, the images are not as appealing in an e-book as they are on paper. A printed book is far more durable and less fragile that the trusty e-reader. Just drop both on the floor, guess which one still works?