"I am not a Luddite (she said, somewhat defensively), and I do not oppose all change simply because it is change.... Here's my bottom line: There's no way to avoid using energy either to print books or manufacture e-readers, to transport books or to transport e-readers, and disposal issues crop up in both cases, as well, so why would I elect to read in a format that requires additional inputs of energy? Why not just take my book out under a tree or to the beach or read it on the front porch or under the lamp that's turned on in the winter evening, anyway, so I won't be tripping over my dog when I get up from my chair to go to bed?
"It will be a while before all the dust from the new e-reader revolution settles, and the final settling may not come in my lifetime. Meanwhile, I'm watching the dust storm with interest and sticking with my old-fashioned books. As the Water Rat said of his old riverbank: 'It's my world, and I don’t want any other.' "
--Pamela Grath, owner of Dog Ears Books, Northport, Mich., on her Books in Northport blog.
Personally I think Pamela and I would get along just fine! I'm not anti-e-reader; I'm anti-e-reader-FOR-ME. Although admittedly you can take your e-reader "out under a tree or to the beach or read it on the front porch or under the lamp that's turned on in the winter evening..."