Sorry Time, ebooks are still books.
The word “ebook” even has “book” in it so it’s hard to miss.
Unless you write for Time.
A book is a book, REGARDLESS of the format… sigh…
Whereas Time Magazine is more of a pamphlet these days.
I suspect the writers at Time are probably trying to figure out those new-fangled In-can-desant light, the old Gas lights were MUCH better, let alone trying to push the power button on a Kindle, even when their middle-aged grandkids load the software and charge it for them.
Funny thing: if Drexel’s Library is now “Paper Free,” why do they need a special room full of Computers to access it? Shouldn’t they just issue a Kindle to the students every semester and give them a Password? I’m sure Amazon will cut them a deal. Then the University can cut down on all the IT Geeks they need to support this Glorified Student Lounge.
I’m guessing Time is worried consumers will sue when they use their ebook to line the bottom of their bird cage with Time articles.
As much as I don’t care for Time magazine, I think on this issue they’re right and you’re wrong. The important distinction is that a physical book is scarce, but an ebook is unlimited. In other words, if you steal my book, I’m out one book. If you “steal” a copy of an ebook, I still have my copy and so I’ve lost nothing. Given this difference, I don’t see how you can say an ebook is still a book.
Books are hardly precious or scarce anymore – you should see the dumpster behind the library after we weed the nonfiction collection.
“If you “steal” a copy of an ebook, I still have my copy and so I’ve lost nothing. Given this difference, I don’t see how you can say an ebook is still a book.”
Haven’t heard of this have you?
Books, ironically enough, make a fine and dandy reactive target.
Especially for .223 or .357 Magnum…
Wow, what an amazingly convincing argument.
No need for argument when he’s right.
when is an ebook not a book? When the power’s out.
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