Originally Posted by Dorotea
While I have an iPad on pre-order, reading books on it are not high on the list. Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who read books and take pleasure in reading a physical book.
funny my sister is home sick and having a Buffy fest and I hear this is the background about an hour ago.
"Honestly, what is it about them that bothers you so much?"
"Computers don't smell, Rupert."
"I know. Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is. A certain flower, or a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. Books smell musty and rich. The knowledge gained from a computer is a - it has no texture, no context. It's there and then it's gone. If it's to last, then-then the getting of knowledge should be, uh, tangible, it should be smelly."
Originally Posted by pmz
This is very, very disappointing for me. Random House better get their s*** together.
Random House isn't against ebooks. Just Apple's way of handling them. What real difference does it make if you buy them from Apple or Amazon or direct from RH. If you use ibooks, kindle for ipad or some converter you googled to make them PDFs.
And just as Apple has a right to yank app spammers, porn etc from their store, so to does Random House have a right to say no to a store. No S*** involved.