Justin Bolland wrote at Pizza SEO:
Don’t tell me to get a Kindle or an iPad. Dude, I work on a damn computer. For hours on end, every day. I don’t want to carry one of these demon boxes around with me like a demon child suckling my blood out through my fucking eyeballs, you read me?
I know it’s a pretty simple/obvious statement but… still. That hits home. The best reason to read books and magazines on paper is because they are not on computers.
I don’t own a tablet or Kindle or anything like that yet, but I’ve been wanting something along those lines for quite some time. And I do have an iPod Touch that I use for reading. I also own a lot of books, magazines, and comics. And I’ve been moving them around with me for years. I long for the day when everything’s on a nice simple device, backed up to the cloud, and easily searchable.
But ever since my interview with Ashley Crawford, I’ve been spending more time reading actual physical books and magazines. I’d spent the last several years trying to kick my print habit and go all digital, but I’ve gone back on the pulp – and, I’ll admit, loving it. However, until I read Justin’s post, I still figured I’d pick up an Android tablet or something eventually.
And I still may. I did spend the better part of today reading off of screens, and I doubt I’ll ever be able to get away from screen reading. But I’ve got to say, at least at this point in space-time, print is looking better than ever.