Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Another argument in favor of real (not e-) books

The New York Times had an interesting chart available today. It compares, ecologically speaking, the green-ness of e-readers as compared to actual books.

I, and librarians everywhere, will be adding this eco argument to our (long) list of why print books are still relevant and necessary even in our current reading landscape. Read a real book!

1 comment:

  1. I imagine the same argument was made when Gutenberg invented the printing press (well, probably not the eco argument part). Can you imagine someone today arguing that a scribe is more practical or more relevant than a printing press?