Tech pundits are quick to decry the demise of printed books, but as an old codger of sorts, I think printed books on pulp have nothing to fear. The number one reason I feel that print will be around for a good long while? It boils down to eye strain – or lack thereof, when reading a physical book compared to viewing the same contents on a screen.
Reading text on a computer display for long periods of time gives me noticeable eye fatigue. For me, printed books don’t have that problem. I think it has something to do with the fact that when I’m viewing a computer screen, I don’t blink quite as often as I should.
Full disclosure: I haven’t tried reading books on devices like an iPad.
So… what are your thoughts on Milton’s prognostication? Think printed books are going the way of the dodo? Or are print books here to stay? Share your points below!
Update: caption was tweaked a few hours back, in case you saw it earlier this morning.