|Some of my favorites|
I may not be a Luddite, but I've also never been one to embrace technology quickly or blindly. I didn't get a cell phone until 2005, and I didn't get a smart phone until 2012. Since I'm neither a computer nor a child, I harbor a curmudgeonly dislike of hash tags, text speak, and emojis. I prefer to get directions off a map before I leave rather than using GPS audio directions. Most tragically for my earning potential as a nerd, I've never had any interest in computer programming.
The increasing availability of books in non-paper formats has arisen in the context of my mixed feelings about technology. Note that I'm NOT telling other people how to read. If audio books or e-books help you to enjoy books, then I am in full support of reading in whatever manner you choose. Books are awesome. Reading is a huge part of my career as well as my favorite hobby. But for me, paper books are superior.
How do I praise paper books? Let me count some of the ways.