How do you read an Ebook?
I've tried to read one on a computer screen. Like a weightlifter who is psyching up before a lift, I'll inhale deeply and then emit loud, guttural noises while staring down the screen. I can do this I tell myself! Although I've never set a record, I think I've been able to read two consecutive pages.
I am a kinesthetic type person. I need to feel paper and I need to highlight, write and make marks on the paper. So, I will print out an ebook and then read the eight and a halfs by eleven, though I would prefer a smaller version. I have tried stapling them, placing them in a cheap folder, in a sturdier folder and in a binder. I am not comfortable with any of these methods.
One thing I like about ebooks is the potential to customize your own book. You could design the cover. You could also insert sheets to make comments on or to help structure your learning. As a side note here, I once asked the editor of a major trade journal if they'd ever thought about inserting blank or lined pages into the magazine to make notes on. You would have thought I asked him if he'd ever thought about sleeping with his sister. Once the absolute disgust wore from his face, he blabbed something about limited space and advertisers. I asked then about getting an advertiser to sponsor the blank page - maybe insert a watercolor logo. I was quickly dismissed.
I think there is market potential for an ebook reader paperbased-vehicle. If not, I still would be interested in ideas for my own personal use. Got any?