I read and hear a lot of derision heaped on digital books and e-readers. As if reading an e-book isn't the same as reading a “real” book. Like when I read Leo Tolstoy or Alexandre Dumas or Thomas Paine on my Nook, I'm not actually reading their works.
Really? Really, Mr. Luddite?
I'm going to come right out and call you a hypocrite, then.
Yes, I said it. You're a hypocrite. If a book on my Nook isn't a “real book”, then songs on your iPod aren't “real music”, either. Don't watch any DVDs, my friend. As a matter of fact, stay away from cable TV, my self-righteous pal.
I've read that people made similar protests when the mass market paperback book (the near-pocket size) was introduced. I imagine the same happened when paperbacks were developed.
So, if you're against e-books, then stay away from any recorded music, play, movie, or any other form of reproduced entertainment as well.
Scribes copying individual copies by hand => e-books.
Orchestra => mp3
Moving Picture => Blu Ray
Nook, iPad, Blu Ray player, cable TV. All digital.
Natural progression, folks. Evolve or stagnate. Stagnate and die.