Not the Same

April 28, 2015 | 1

Few things are more individual than your feelings about e-books. Dustin Illingworth can’t stand them — as he puts it, “books are meant to be handled and smelled.” At Full-Stop, he writes about what this preference reveals about himself. You could also read our tribute to e-book pioneer Michael Hart.

is a staff writer for The Millions and an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he studied literature and worked in IT while living in Dublin, Ireland. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.

One comment:

  1. One thing everybody keeps ignoring in the e-book debate is the headache involved in getting physical books from abroad. Physical interaction with books is wonderful, but when you have to choose between sterile electronic pages right now and paper in three weeks at twice the price, that’s a weighty argument in favour of digital.

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