One of my favorite things about walking into a bookstore is the smell of new books; who doesn’t like that smell? Unfortunately, eReaders don’t smell like new books and I don’t think they could make an app for that
You know that comfortable feeling that overcomes you when you grab a book, curl up on the couch, thumb through the pages to where you left off, and drift away in the story? It’s different when you’re holding an electronic device.
How about dog-earing that page or highlighting that line that struck you? Well, you kind of get that with an eReader.
Okay, so why does it sound like I’m making a case against eReaders? Because I want to show that traditional books are great and that I’m not discounting them; however, I want to also show the benefits of using eReaders and how they offer a different experience. [Read more...]