Census Do you own an e-reader?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by NYCitygurl, Jan 2, 2011.

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Do you own an e-reader?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2011.
Yes 17 vote(s) 30.9%
No 30 vote(s) 54.5%
No, but I want one 7 vote(s) 12.7%
What's an e-reader? 1 vote(s) 1.8%
  1. JediVegeta Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 20, 2000
    star 4
    Re-do: I have a Kindle now. :p Echoing other sentiments, it really helps not lugging around huge books for class. My back and shoulders thanks me!
  2. Chance the Jedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 25, 2005
    star 5
    Does The Bible on an iPod Touch count?
  3. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 23, 2002
    star 5
    Don't have one and don't expect to get one in the near future.
  4. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 21, 2000
    star 7
    I work in a call center where a department had a chance to win a few different e-readers. I sadly wasn't one of them, and that was likely my only chance to own one. :p
  5. Champion of the Force Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 4
  6. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
  7. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    May 6, 1999
    star 6
    No. I don't read enough books to justify the purchase. And for those that I do read, I prefer the look and feel of real paper.
  8. Jim Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 8, 1998
    star 1
    I currently read ebooks on my computer and my smartphone. A dedicated ereader like a Kindle or a Nook is in my short-term future though. I like paper format for books, and I like ebook format too. Ebooks take up hardly any physical space, and my office is just about full of paper books. I'm looking forward to whittling down the paper books and getting them in ebook format.
  9. Bri_Windstar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 27, 2002
    star 4
    Eh, no. I still prefer books. I love the physical act of reading them.
  10. KissMeImARebel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 25, 2003
    star 4
    I'm just starting to get into my Nook. I really like it. Everyone mistakes it for a Kindle though. :rolleyes:
  11. Book-Geek Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 28, 2011
    star 3
    Techincally, yes, my household has an e-reader. However, the only way I will be allowed to touch it is if I forget a school book at the house while we are out and have down-time, as it is my Mom's and she is fiercely protective of her kindle.
  12. Rox Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 24, 2000
    star 6
    Nope but I want a Nook.
  13. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    I am now seriously considering it...what's the best one?
  14. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 12, 2002
    star 6
    I [face_love] my Kindle.

    IMHO it's the best e-reader out there - there's no touchscreen and you're stuck with Amazon's DRM'ed ebooks, but in terms of price and performance it is the best, hands down.

    There's also the Nook, but I live outside the US so it's not an option for me.
  15. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    I do, too.

    I want to use it to download old books out of copyright. Will it do this?
  16. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Sep 12, 2002
    star 6
    Yeah - it comes with a USB cable, so you can connect it to your computer and load non-Amazon-bought ebooks onto it.
  17. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    I have not the remotest intention of buying ebooks. That's what library reserve lists are for.
  18. DaenaBenjen42 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2005
    star 5
    Other than the computer... no.
  19. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 6
    In that case, the Nook is probably the best for you. The Kindle still doesn't work with libraries, its all down to DRM issues. I've heard they're working on it, but as of right now, I don't think you can check library e-books out on a kindle.
  20. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    I'm of the exact same mind as you and was going to post pretty much the same thing.:p

    I also want to add that electronics are fragile and homogenizing our information is dangerous. Maybe it's not that way now, but what happens a couple of generations down the line if e-books become the uncontested dominant format and normal books become less and less commonplace? One big EMP and there goes civilization. It's not quite as simple as that but something that worries me is that with more information becoming electronic exclusive people will find real books less important and be willing to literally get rid of the existing ones because they "aren't needed" or "take up space" or whatever, and then actually start destroying them. One of my biggest fears, seriously.
  21. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    don't really want one.

    what i'm... concerned about, what if everything crashes and we've gone completely digital? that's a lot of books that we won't have access to anymore, a lot of art. digital is pretty much as non-permanent as it gets, since there's nothing actually physically there. that's a large part of why i want physical books. they can't crash or die and get lost in the same way a digital format can.
  22. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 18, 2003
    star 6
    I didn't want to get an e-reader, but my life demanded one. I settled for the nook touch. I will most likely still buy paperback books though as the e-reader is just for while I'm under the sea.

    Evil.
  23. Darth_Gamek Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 10, 2009
    star 6
    You bloody (or sappy, in this case) tree murderers. :p

    Kindle. I have no preference between digital and real books, but e-readers work better for me since I don't have an easily accessible bookstore near where I live.
  24. rumsmuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 31, 2000
    star 7
    No, I don't yet. I prefer actual books, but i'll probably get one sooner or later.
  25. MrZAP Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 2, 2007
    star 5
    I have a friend who I was discussing this with, and he gave a good argument why one of the supposed strengths of the e-reader- it's less harmful to the environment- isn't really valid. Since I think that e-readers and e-books in general are kind of evil and dangerous, I'm going to copy/paste it from facebook so you guys can see it.:p

    So shut up about books killing trees already, you spreaders of chemical waste.:p[face_plain]

    While I'm at it I'll post the other part of his comment here which he said before the environment thing, which was about bookstores and the impact of e-books on them. This makes me sad.:(

    There. Now all of you owners of e-readers should feel ashamed of yourselves, cast down your evil devices and go buy lots of wonderful paper books.;)