Just a rant. I didn't like reading on these, information came and went.

Just a rant.
I didn't like reading on these, information came and went. Probably because I'm used to feeling the book , missing the visual progress of knowing where I am on the page and book didn't feel right.
Why are these shilled here?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not everyone has a disability and can enjoy the comvenience of an ereader. Free books, easily carried everywhere, waterproof, etc. Theres literally 0 negative to it. I still prefer paper though just for the sensory experience of it. Turning the pages, feeling the book weight, the textures.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I see this meme being shilled around IQfy from time to time. If you have difficulty reading from an e-reader you are moronic, it's all just words. It's fine to prefer real books to ebooks, but to perform this weird luddite troll is just stupid.

      >The information doesn't stick and the pleasure is not the same
      Sounds like a skill problem.

      [...]
      If jannies send e-readers to IQfy they would have to send philosophy to IQfy, let's be consistent.

      No. You're just incredibly and abnormally stupid, that's it. There's a visual progress, just in a different form, and this has no relation with information retention.
      >Why are these shilled here?
      Because it's convenient and useful for readers, you have access to thousands of book for free and you don't need to bother with space.
      I just think you are less intelligent than the average person in general.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I bet people used to say the same thing about books hand-made and those made on the press.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i was there. it's true.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Reader has poor comprehension
    >Blames it on technology
    Ebook readers are fine. They can never replace print and I use them as a wishlist of books to buy next. Someone recommended a book? Download and see. Within 100 pages, I'll know if it's worth a buy or not.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I see this meme being shilled around IQfy from time to time. If you have difficulty reading from an e-reader you are moronic, it's all just words. It's fine to prefer real books to ebooks, but to perform this weird luddite troll is just stupid.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >infinite number of free books with zero weight
    >this inconveniences me

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >0 books finished
    >0 hours read
    Fabulous. That's so IQfy

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I didn't like reading on these, information came and went. P
    It's a known fact reading from a screen makes you retain less information compared to a real book.
    >Why are these shilled here?
    Because the troony jannies are lazy morons and don't send e-reader threads to IQfy where they belong. Not literature.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      E-readers are for books you don't care much about and long-ass pdf. That's about it.

      The information doesn't stick and the pleasure is not the same

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        weirdly I prefer non fiction on eReaders but paper for fiction

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The information doesn't stick and the pleasure is not the same
        Sounds like a skill problem.

        >I didn't like reading on these, information came and went. P
        It's a known fact reading from a screen makes you retain less information compared to a real book.
        >Why are these shilled here?
        Because the troony jannies are lazy morons and don't send e-reader threads to IQfy where they belong. Not literature.

        If jannies send e-readers to IQfy they would have to send philosophy to IQfy, let's be consistent.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If only

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sums up IQfy

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ereaders are great for genre fiction. if you want to actually learn shit, get a physical book

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah they aren't great if you're already pretty familiar with the subject and want to skip ahead or see what's coming up

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you can't read on a e-reader, then reading isn't for you. An e-reader gives you the book in its purest form, without any of the peripheral qualities such as smell or paper. You have exposed yourself as a midwit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with this
      Being able to read in the complete darkness, your eyes are only focused on the text is such a game changer. I even hide the progress bar and page number so I'm getting the text in it's more pure form

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel like there is something to linking a tactile sensation with the processing and retention of information. Olfactory senses are very much tied to memory.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ah yeah, the very useful information of remembering exatly where on the page a sentence occurred

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. You're just incredibly and abnormally stupid, that's it. There's a visual progress, just in a different form, and this has no relation with information retention.
    >Why are these shilled here?
    Because it's convenient and useful for readers, you have access to thousands of book for free and you don't need to bother with space.
    I just think you are less intelligent than the average person in general.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What bothers me is I can't scroll the text like I can on a computer or a phone. And it's laggy as shit. I ended up switching to the real book.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >people who use ereaders are scared of physical books because there are too many words on the page

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But then the number of pages to get through a chapter becomes dauntingly high and likely to flare one's anxiety. What a cruel world.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It just means you get a consistent reading experience and can use the size/font your prefer.
      Although personally, the smallest font size is still too big for me.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whats next? You cant remeber texts you read on your phone? Just accept that you are moronic

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I didn't like reading on these, information came and went.
    Unironically a skill issue. I've never had a reading comprehension problem with them. Got through college reading all required texts on an ereader or laptop

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, you’re right. Reading on an e-reader isn’t real reading.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I actually felt something similar initially, but it lessens over time if you just stick with it.
    I still far prefer real books, but most of what I've read for the past months have been solely on a e-reader, and now I can't imagine living without it.
    You really have to just brute-force your way through that feeling.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The greatest advantage of print is having all pages physically there all at once and being able to flip back and forth. That will never be imitated on a screen, even scrolling through pdfs with no lag on a big monitor is not the same.
    Still e-readers are a godsend, I've read the equivalent of probably 10000 pages of free classics or unaffordable oop books on kindle, no idea what anons mean with "you don't retain it", it's not like it's a phone that constantly distracts you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can set bookmarks dood

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, and? It's not like you know beforehand what you might want to reread. Maybe you just never read a difficult book.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get an ereader that lets you take notes with a stylus (e.g. Boox devices). This more than makes up for the cognitive deficit of reading from a screen (which is objectively worse than reading from a book because of how you cognitively map the layout of a real book), or at least in my case, as I never write in physical copies.

    Kindle a shit.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I didn't like reading on these, information came and went.
    Your brain is just not good enough. Maybe visit a doctor and check if everything is right with you. Maybe your IQ is just not high enough. Are you smoking, taking drugs, or doing weed?
    Maybe you fricked up your brain yourself.

    Just go watch tv shows, because struggling with an ereader to follow the narration is literally a brain issue.

    I have zero problems reading on an ereader and especially stuff like
    >brithness adjustments
    >size adjustments
    >font adjustments (literata is god tier)
    >you can read giant books without the weight disadvantage
    are making reading much easier on an ereader than with a book.

    I still read books, but ebooks on an ereader are better. The only reason why I still read classical books is simply because of the contrast.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >missing the visual progress of knowing where I am on the page and book didn't feel right
    you might be mentally disabled

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing. By default on the Kobo Libra you see the page number in two spots: bottom, i.e. page 23 of 340, and a small page number on the right. On the top you see the chapter page number current and total. There is also a progress bar at the bottom and in the main menu you see percentage read. Not only that, when you put the device to sleep, it says the percentage read of the book you last read at the bottom. You'd have to be a special kind of stupid to miss those.
      I keep the page numbers turned off while reading for a cleaner look, but damn.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love my ereader but have come to realize its limitations. Not everything is available in .epub or .mobi. I wanted to read picrel and no matter what I did, all I could find was a .pdf scan of it, so I bought it. Additionally, I've had the same thing happen with other books, even ones where there was absolutely nada online, not even a single crappy .pdf. I eventually bought a tablet to read .pdfs on, but I still like reading one of the the odd physical books I'm occasionally forced to buy. I also like having a book collection, like I do actually have a lot of books; but when I got my Kindle in late 2019 I emptied my shelves of most of my books, keeping only the ones that actually meant something to me, so now I've actually accumulated a lot of physical books that are actually quite niche and obscure, and I'm quite proud of my collection at the moment. I actually purged my collection of a lot of books around a month ago and I'm still almost out of space. Yet the easiness of reading on my Kindle or my Kindle app, or my tablet, or an audiobook on my phone, makes my reading material readily available. I still enjoy the feeling of reading a real book however, like, I am reading a physical book right now (picrel). My eyes are poor too and I really appreciate the backlight on an ereader, and my phone and tablet are adjustable of course. So I'm a big mix.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Not everything is available in .epub or .mobi. I wanted to read picrel and no matter what I did, all I could find was a .pdf scan of it, so I bought it.
      You could also convert the pdf, upload it to sharing site and help fellow e-reader users.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >He didn't join BiB for e-books when he had the chance.
    If I wasn't in it now I wouldn't understand the appeal of an e-reader either. I guess you could also start buying books but they aren't much cheaper than their physical counterparts now-a-days.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anyone who is gay for the feel of paper doesn't understand a book is about the information within. I'd read paper if they were free and available in a couple minutes, but paying $30 for a book is absolutely cucked

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was going to read pandemonium by Humphrey Jennings. Can't find a copy that isn't half disintegrated for less than 75 dollars. I am now reading it for the cost of a bit of electricity. They have their place.

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