Comments on Amazon Sells More Ebooks Than Hardcovers
'I spent the afternoon in a bookstore. There were no books in it.' (Read
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|"And what about private homes? Will bookshelves no longer groan under the weight of hundreds of great books?
(Note the use of sepia to enhance your sense of an "old-fashioned" home.)"
(Bill Christensen 7/20/2010 10:09:08 AM)
|"I hope not, there's just something... comforting... about being in a room full of books."
(Dewtey 7/21/2010 7:25:40 AM)
|"However, many of my pre-1970 SF paperbacks are becoming so crumbly that they cannot be read. Transferring these to eBook format allows them to be red.
Of course unreadability can happen to eBooks due to obsolete digital formats. It is almost impossible to read a 5.25 inch floppy these days."
(Winchell Chung 7/23/2010 9:25:32 AM)
|"I also have a number of books from that era that are not doing very well. I have several dozen issues of Astounding SF from the 1930's and 1940's (particularly the war years) that are crumbling into dust now. In his 1984 novel Heretics of Dune, Frank Herbert refers to a system of holographic memory that keeps records of many formats available for millennia (see the entry for house records). But even then, there are sources in 'formats' that cannot be archived - the Other Memories of individuals in the Bene Gesserit sisterhood."
(Bill Christensen 7/25/2010 3:28:37 PM)
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