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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-19-12 10:24 PM
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1. People have been predicting a paperless society for years
It's never happened, and never will in our lifetime. Remember how the internet was going to kill books and magazines? We're still waiting for that to happen. ;)

People like the tactile sense of having paper in their hands. Printed pages cause far less eyestrain, making reading more pleasurable. Paper can be recycled, whereas an iPad or other eBook reader requires electricity, which adds to our energy problems.

Besides, very few people can afford to have a spare iPad for kids to read books on. And what if Junior drops it down the toilet?

We already have a way of sharing information with multimedia. It's called the World Wide Web. As usual, Apple is just trying to take an old concept and pretend they discovered it, so they can overprice it and sell it to Apple fanboys who would buy iPoop if Apple started selling it. :rofl:
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