Ever since the eBooks were introduced to the publishing industry the war began, and lots of opinions inundated cyberspace.
I was one of those that thought I never wanted to give up my books. I loved the smell of the pages, and the smell as I entered a library. (The memories come flooding in as I type.)
How far we've come. We should never be afraid of growth. I've lived to see color TV, air conditioners created for homes, then central air--then dishwashers and microwaves, electric typewriters, computers. So many other inventions like cell phones.
I welcomed and still welcome all new technology.
I love my Nook. I love the fact that I can travel with my library at my fingertips. Whether it be a Kindle, IPad, Google, Nook, or whatever eReader you prefer, the world of knowledge is at your fingertips.
Don't get me wrong, I still love books. I love the feel of the pages between my fingertips, but I have welcomed eBooks wholeheartedly.
The publishing industry has suffered, but I believe they have recovered as they all jumped on board and found a way to make it work. What has made it hard is that it came at a time the economy was struggling.
Last, but not least, eBooks have made it possible for many authors to self-publish and have the opportunity to show what they can do. Also, they're are so many free eBooks offered by first-time authors. My husband has read quite a few that he thought were excellent books.
I believe eBooks are the libraries of the future. I recall the movie The Time Machine, where Guy Pearce travels into the future and speaks to a computer that projects a holographic image of a librarian that can answer any question asked. I love this idea.
I say we need to all go into the future without any regrets and welcome new technology that will help make our lives better and easier--especially today with our busy lifestyles--and cherish the memories of our past.
Here's to eBooks! And the Future!