I received as a gift from my parents in law a Kindle. That was... a year ago. I have not used it yet, to my great shame. I am old fashioned in some ways, in reading it is one of them. I love books as objects and while I do not judge a book by its cover, I find it nice to buy books with appealing covers. And you don't really have this in e-form. This physicality. But I will not be close minded and it is a very generous gift, so I will use it. And my bookshelves are crammed enough as it is anyway.
That said, I saw this meme on Facebook and I thought it was hilarious. But not only was it funny, it was also revealing: books as a form, with all their paper and clunky format, remain relevant today, if only because they are simpler to use. And they have a charm ebooks do not have. Not yet anyway.
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