'Dead tree technology!
Information that , if carefully stored , would last for millennia!
But thats the point Pip. They ARE dead trees.
And they wont last forever. To make them do that they have to be treated so the paper doesnt crumble. And they take up so much room.
I am all for e-books. They open up the world of literature to millions of people who never had access to it before. And that cant be a bad thing. From disabled persons with intellectual and physical limitations; with the new technology even the new iPads and most phones can read most text out load... and people who are house bound like the elderly. Far flung communities who dont have a book shop five minutes away (been there done that), and that applies to children and adults in 3rd world countries too. Hard to get book shops and libraries to far flung places but easy to get a signal to download a great book or lessons.
SUre, you need energy and a charge to power the technology... but books can get burnt in fires or lost in floods.
Besides.... if we dont embrace technology?...... what? you want us to WRITE letters to you now? Then wait a few weeks for a reply? No forum? No?
I do like books... but I love new technology; not for a buzz or to parrot on about what a wanker I am with the latest gadget.. but for what it can do. Its just another step in evolution.
ps. You are in for SUCH a shock when your little one starts formal education. Six years from now! Can you imagine what it will be like by then. The kids here already use iPads for literacy here in pre-school. My older girls have been getting their text books and doing their homework for high school on usb's and discs for years; and much better for their backs not carrying heavy bags too.