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    Books you wish where digital

    two pronged question..

    how come I can't save books on my PC for archival purpouses?

    And any books you wish where digital that just arn't yet?

    I feel like it's time to put my collection into storage...at least the ones that havn't moved in ten years...and i kind of wish some where on digital.

    My Star Trek :Action! book for one..

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    None. Books are meant to be enjoyed tactilely. Just like human contact. Skype/videos are nice but nothing beats actually having the person there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    None. Books are meant to be enjoyed tactilely. Just like human contact. Skype/videos are nice but nothing beats actually having the person there.
    I agree. I love having information at my fingertips as far as instructional, news, and history.

    But I feel like stories, real stories (fiction or non), deserve to be put on print and enjoyed as a treasure.

    My man-cave will feature a large library of books one day.

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    I agree with Benny, books should be made of actual paper so you can really enjoy them. Ebooks are just so cold and urrrgh

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    Another vote for "none". I'm with Maurice Sendak; you just can't beat real books. Like he said, reading a book is only part of the experience of a book. There are the feelings of a book, the smells of a book, the sounds of a book, the physical interactions with a book. Just "real books" for me, please (I wonder how many of us had a love for books instilled in us thanks in part to LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow).
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    while i prefer real books, I also like to have the optino of a digital backup. we had a house flood a while back, and some rare ones where lost.

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    I'm with the majority here and have to go with none. I'm an avid reader and I own thousands of books. No joke. My spare bedroom is wall to wall bookshelves.
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    Also none. I can't stand reading books online. I have some RPG gaming books on PDF for easy reference... but nothing beats actually having the real books.

    I've lost books in floods myself, but I've also lost hard drives and back ups... Nothing is permanent it seems.

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    For me it's akin to watching TV shows or movies on a computer; I just really don't care for that. I want the experience of ultimate comfort (couch or plush chair) where you can get your most comfortable, watching a production on a nice really big screen. That's just how watching TV was meant to be; not on computers or 6-inch phone screens (at least for me).
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    won't say none, but will say "only as a last resort". Half of the fun is in the hunt for those rare, out-of-print books: sci-fi, sword n sorcery, pulp mags, etc.

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    I guess that I'll be the one who bucks the trend and say while I appreciate the look and feel of real books, much of the time I prefer e-books.

    When it comes to non-fiction books, I prefer hardcopies. But for fiction I much prefer e-books. I like the fact that I can easily have hundreds of books at my fingertips in a nice, compact package. Plus I don't have a lot of free space and am struggling as is to store all of my comics and dvds, and ebooks help that cause nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    I agree. I love having information at my fingertips as far as instructional, news, and history.

    But I feel like stories, real stories (fiction or non), deserve to be put on print and enjoyed as a treasure.

    My man-cave will feature a large library of books one day.
    I agree with everything and if want a digital book to read in a sort of way, i'd read fanfiction.
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