Anyone remember the claim that the computer would push us forward to a paperless society? Instead we used more paper because the oldies couldn’t deal with reading from a computer screen. Some still have in their email signature, asking the recipient not to print out the email.
Imagine being so– dare I say it –brainwashed that you can’t read your email in your email client. You must print it out on paper to be able to read it.
Utter madness if you ask me.
But now we seem to heading towards another issue in our digital society. The aversion of publishers to provide an ebook option of their book. This would be so extremely helpful if you are a student.
Above this short rant you will see a photo of my two bags. The one on the left is for my iPad. Absolutely love it! On the right is the behemoth I bring to university – only because none of my books are available as ebooks.
If I could download an ebook of my textbooks, I would only need to bring the bag on the left to university. Takes less space and much better for my back.
Your move, publishers!