We went on vacation near Charleston, South Carolina last week. It was a great family vacation with lots of sun, sand, beaches and occassional thunderstorm. Of the eight adults, everyone brought books. Physical books. I brought my phone and eBook reader. The first day we go to the beach. The beaches in South Carloina are some of the finest in the world. It’s hot and the sun is scorching. While I was in the ocean, a thunderstorm rolled in and wiped out our stuff. My eReader included.
eBook eReaders are NOT immune to rain.
eBook eReaders are NOT immune to sand.
eBook eReaders are NOT immune to sun.
My physical books are. Sure they get a bit damaged and worn — but in the end they still are readable. Plus losing a single pBook is not a tragedy. Losing one’s entire library is a tragedy. For the rest of the week, I read my pBooks.
I love eBooks, but there are still some functions that the good old physical book is superior. Going the the beach and pool are one of them.