Thursday, July 25, 2013

That's a book?

Happy Thursday, friends.

I'm curious. What would be your reaction to the following sentences?

"Did you find an odd box with pieces of paper inside? It might be a book! Some of them still have real pages—and I'll show you just how to read one."

These are the words Abilene Christian University student Hilary Commer uses to describe a video she created for her Intro to Visual Media class. In the video, she tells people who are used to reading books only on e-readers or on apps exactly how to go about reading a "real" book. Part humorous and part serious, this video is both entertaining and maybe a little sad for those of us who grew up with—and still love—traditional books.

What do you think of Commer's video? Do you prefer to read one type of book over the other?



Wishing you all a fantastic Thursday. ☺

39 comments:

  1. I tend to read physical books more often than not, but I read ebooks, too.

    If your preference is physical books, you might get a kick out of Lane Smith's IT'S A BOOK. :)

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out. :)

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  2. Happy Thursday, Dana:) Nice video, thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Welcome back, Melgie! It's good to see you. Have a nice Thursday. ☺

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  3. I've never gotten into ebooks yet

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    1. I've read a couple, but I have to say that I still prefer traditional books—although I can certainly see some of the advantages of e-books.

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  4. I agree, the future does not forgive! I already took 10 years listening to the books in mp3!

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    1. Nope, technology just keeps speeding along!

      Have a great day, Leovi.

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    1. I agree. Times are changing, aren't they? :)

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  6. I never realised that there was anything other than a book. That is what I read from when I get mine from the Libuary so you might guess from the I don't own a Kindle or any type of reader. A book is for reading, Kindles are but toys.

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    1. I don't have an e-reader, but I do have a book app on my phone. I haven't used it yet, but I can definitely envision times when reading using an app would be useful.

      Happy Thursday, Bill. ☺

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  7. I don't have a Kindle, Nook, Ipad or smart phone so it is just me and a real book when I want to read. I agree with Bill's comment - Kindles, Ipads, etc are expensive toys that break easily.

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    1. I just love that great book-smell and being able to feel the pages as I turn them... I guess I'm a romantic at heart. :)

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  8. I like real books but when we're traveling or late at night, I do enjoy the e-reader. :)

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    1. I can see how it would be an advantage at those times. :)

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  9. I'm about 40/60 e-reader to paper. (Unless you want to count critiquing and writing.) It's more a question of which is available, and what is more convenient. I'm always in the middle of at least ONE book (if not three or four) on my kindle, but I do so love the feel of paper. (And the lack of eye strain.) I'm to the point where 1/3 of my library material is electronic--something I never thought would happen with the abundance of physical books at my disposal.

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    1. It's funny how fast things are changing, isn't it? I still have mainly traditional books, but my own library of e-books is also growing, and I believe it will continue to do so.

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  10. Wow. That was funny and a bit depressing. Sad that so many people don't read books any more, and likely that trend will continue.

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    1. I completely agree. I felt very sad as I watched the video for the first time, especially when she talks about opening a book.

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  11. this was great! I love my books! Real books! Paper!

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    1. I think we're kindred spirits. ;)

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  12. Let's hope it never actually come to this!

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  13. Print books aren't completely dead, but this video will be helpful in the future.

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    1. I think you're probably right. Eventually, there will be people whose only exposure to books will be e-readers.

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  14. No e-books in my classroom...by the time kids leave my class kids know how to find the date it was published, where it was published and all the other fun things about books that are never taught....can't do that with an iPad!
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. I think this is great! My son's kindergarten teacher was the same way, and I was so impressed when he came home from school one day knowing all the parts of a book. :)

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  15. This is bound to be the story in another twenty years maybe!

    Nas

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    1. I don't want it to be true, but I think you're probably right. :)

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  16. I read them both. The scary thing is paperbacks are getting cheaper than E's.

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    1. I didn't know that. That is scary!

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  17. I tend to be half and half now. The ebooks are more for convenience and ability to get them so quickly. But I still love my physical books.

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    1. I love them, too—even though they make my suitcases heavy when I travel. LOL

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  18. LOL! I can see this happening in a decade or so. Remember my blog about record albums? I love physical books, but since my stroke and only having one working hand, my Kindle that I bought two year ago and never used is now constantly with me with 100 books downloaded.

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    1. I guess everything has its day, right?

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  20. Hi, Dana,

    Thanks for the laughs....

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. You're very welcome. Have a great weekend, Michael.

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