Nice E-Reader.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 1, 2012
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Reddit comment of note: “Yeah, I prefer to own 300 pounds of books I use, more often than not, once each. I also would rather listen to crackly, fragile music storage mediums and live entirely by candlelight.”

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Nice E-Reader.”

  1. MamasteNJ says:

    Just intro'd on FB to: Books, Culture, Funny & Green.

  2. Stacey says:

    I don’t get this. I bought a Kindle when my darling husband said the floor joists simply couldn’t support another bookcase. I reread my books multiple times and have been slowly replacing the dead-tree versions I’ve owned for years. The replaced books go to my kids and friends. Do I still buy paper books? Yes, if it’s one I expect to only read once and there is a willing recipient among my tribe. Why demonize an e-reader? It’s gloriously portable, remembers my notes, saves tons of storage on trips, and adds to the happiness of myself and my tribe.

  3. Mark Ledbetter says:

    Hey, I like real books, too. Who wants to read off an electronic thingamajig. And books just look good on your shelf.

    On the other hand…

    No more room for books. They’re so expensive. They require trees. I can only take a couple when I travel, and have to agonize over which ones those will be, and still usually regret my choices. When I take notes, it messes up the book. I can’t touch a word with my finger to get the definition. I can’t do a search for a phrase. Books deteriorate over time. Few or none fit in my back pocket. You can only read stuff by those who have passed the gatekeepers at publishing companies. Lots of old classics, famous and otherwise, are virtually impossible to obtain as real books. You can’t browse and buy easily and quickly wherever you happen to be.

    On the other hand (or back to the first hand)…

    Maps, graphs, and photos just don’t make it on my kindle. And I do like book stores.

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