"E-books For Parents; Paper For Their Kids." Bulletin, 11/21/11.
So this is interesting. Parents who own e-books are still buying book/books for their kids: "...they say they want their kids to be surrounded print books, to experience turning physical pages as they learn..."
"...cuddling up with..." a book.
"It's the intimacy, the intimacy of reading..."
"The shape and size of a book ar part of the reading experience."
"Size and shape 'become part of the emotional experience, the intellectual experience. There's a lot you can't standardize and stick into the electronic experience."
All of which is true.
But it's equally true for the parents.
Are they going to like the sterile world of e-books in the future? What part of their brain recognizes the value of book/books and yet discards it?
Parents are just bigger versions of their kid selves -- hopefully they haven't given up on the more important elements of reading, the elements that they recognize as crucial for their own progeny.
All those virtues listed above are still what I value in books.
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