You may have noticed that we’ve added a snap poll feature to the right column of this website, asking, in this case, about New Year’s resolutions.
A couple weeks ago, we asked whether people have switched from paper to ebooks. I suspect the readers of this blog — many of them paper enthusiasts — skew towards paper books, too. But I was still interested to note that only 24% of you said yes, you’ve made the switch.
The biggest chunk (34%) have, like me, switched partially. Though I initially thought I’d love reading Tolstoy in electronic form rather than lugging around a big book, I now prefer to use ebooks for the titles that I am reading mostly for practical, and not emotional, spiritual, and intellectual sustenance. I’ve read books on baby sleep, toddler tantrums, and work-related topics on my iPad. But aside from some Sherlock Holmes titles that I read as a child and enjoy returning to now and then, I have not pushed forward with any ebook classics, whether old or new.
In case you’re curious, of our pollees, 10% were thinking about switching, while 15% each said “no” and “never.”