First  Prev  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  Next  Last
Post Reply Hardcover or Paperback?
1815 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / F / Planet Earth
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
I prefer paperback!
176 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
28 / M / England
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
Paperback is better, more comfortable in the hands.

Also bookmarks are for pussies, I dog-ear the shit out of my books.
15520 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / M / Ireland
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
Hardcover, protects all the important knowledge! ;D
4922 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
39 / M
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
Paper backs due to prices but hard cover whenever I find a good deal or sale.
1811 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F / Earth
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
Hardcover, but paperback that has a reeeaaalllyy soft cover with cool text print is my obession!
33270 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / F / Parallel Mooniverse
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
either!
23273 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / Tampa, FL
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
If books were free: Hardcover

Because the're not: Paperback

But in reality life only allows me: Digital (kindle)
25821 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
57 / M / Quirm
Offline
Posted 4/13/13

trinkit wrote:
A book I will be using repeatedly for reference will be hardcover, all others will be digital.


Please don't take this as a disparaging comment on your statement. To a certain extent, I agree with this, especially for things like large detailed pictures like you would find in, for example, anatomy texts with additive transparencies that start with bones, and with each page is additive with some overlaying information, like one page each for the circulatory system, nerves, glands and organs, musculature and skin, allowing you to easily flip back and forth. I don't think simple e-books and readers have gotten that sophisticated yet; (there could well be specialized applications for that though). And most readers and tablets simply aren't big enough to see the page full size without zooming in, and thus losing the big picture.

But for reference text, the catchphrase that has been around nearly as long as the Unix O/S is that: "You cannot grep dead trees."

Having said that, I still take comfort in having hard copies of the books I would go back to more than once, whether they were for reference or enjoyment. If there came a day when SF stories came true, for example, with an EMP event from an atomic weapon wiping out all tech, or losing power sources due to war, or lack of fuel or just some other natural catastrophic event, which wouldn't even have to be world-wide, a cache of books could prove to be invaluable to retain the knowledge base and even to provide entertainment to keep you from going stir crazy if you didn't have access to the Internet or even TV. Sure, it makes about as much sense as wearing foil hats these days, but we all have our little insecurities...
14796 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
19 / F / Michigan
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
I don't really have a preference.
4233 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
15 / F / somewhere on mars
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
I prefer hardcover, but it's really expensive. Meh, I can live with paperback.
68849 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
20 / F / NJ, USA
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
Hardcover but it's not as if it HAS to be hardcover.
I just like for it to have longer, stronger protection.
16688 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / F / USA
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
I like paperbacks I honestly don't even know why.
For e-books I just kinda prefer the iBooks but the selection is so limited I always end up buying my books from B&N since Borders has closed :/
37065 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M / NE
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
How about the third option...digital
13057 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
M / West Point (USMA)
Offline
Posted 4/13/13
Hardcover.
43716 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21 / M / With Lucina
Offline
Posted 4/13/13 , edited 4/13/13
Definitely paperback
First  Prev  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.