There’s discussions among fellow readers that compare 2 forms of book reading: printed books & ebook. The debate is mostly about the differences in style: the melancholy of printed books and the simplicity of ebook. But it went quite far away: tradition vs novelty. Warm pages vs cold metal. One side denounces the others, and vice versa.
Book itself is a form of technology. Books, and written words are one of humanity’s greatest inventions. Therefore, the condemnation of “tradition vs technology” itself, I think, is obsolete from the beginning.
And in essence, IMHO, the question between printed book and ebook is more about taste. I prefer ebook for its simplicity and portability. Some, prefer the crisp pages of printed pages. To each his own. No need to be such an authoritarian when it’s about personal style.
As for myself, I’m an agnostic towards the form of information. As long as it suites me and gives me new information that is useful (or just plain entertaining), I will consume it. The form does not matter: whether it’s a book (printed or electronic), magazine, Wikipedia entry, forum posts. I’ll still read.
The problem is, for me, is that some people give more attention to trivial things (twerking teen?) to critical ones (cancer research?). Or that some people read but don’t question what they read. Or that Gramedia nowadays is full of shitty books (motivational, “pencitraan” biography, book with content copied from some twitter account).
Well, let’s read, and let’s read something good. – Read on Path.