Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Remember the Betamax? It was the supposed to be the "it" gadget in the 80s when it came to video, but people somehow preferred the VHS. This was very surprising since Betamax reportedly had far superior technology than VHS. Still, Betamax became obsolete after a few years. Now, I'm wondering if books are headed in the same direction as Betamax? Would you trade your books for an e-reader?
A lot of people are quite surprised that I'm really, really looking forward to the time the Kindle 2.0 comes to Manila. If it's launched here, I'll be first in line.
I wonder how having the Kindle would change my book-buying habits. I love books -- how they feel, smell, look, and taste. (Yes, I taste my books once in a while. US editions are more bitter than UK ones.) So I guess I'd still be buying books. I can't imagine running my tongue over an electronic gadget.
How about you, dear reader? How do you feel about the Kindle or other e-readers?