Saturday, May 22, 2004

Less time reading (conventional) books?

I found out that lately I've been "wasting" my time reading many things from the Internet. I noticed this when I look at my pile of journals, magazines, books, reports on my desks at home and in the office. Surely, I must have known - or at least predicted - this since I use the Internet a lot. (I don't like to admit that I am addicted to the Internet since late 80s.)

One thing that I don't like reading online is the fact that I have to sit down and read it off a monitor. I like reading lying down. It's more relaxing. And besides, monitor is tough to my eyes. But, I did read quite a bit lately. Most of the stuff I read on-line are the same stuff I read off-line, mostly on technology. But the stuff I read from the Internet is usually in a short format. I have not done reading a complete e-book online.

Now, probably I read 50% on-line and 50% off-line (conventional publication). Maybe this is because I've been writing (too many) reports lately? Who knows. How about you? Is this a trend? Or is this just a temporary situation.

Anyway, I am going to hit on those conventional books and magazines. I miss thumbing down the pages.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmm...

Anonymous said...

Hi, mr Budi. i (true) like reading online. Since there'r a lot of good stuffs to read that i cannot find offline (money thing...). The good books are very expensive. I know most of your students (including me) are happy with the existence of "dunia Baru" where "cheap" books are easily found. :)) ...
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