Thursday, November 19, 2009

a thoughtful case for on-screen reading



illustrator-cartoonist lucy knisley comes to the defense of online comics reading (indeed all types of digital lit) with this charming little comic:

downloading optimism (pessimism virus detected)

while you're at her site, be sure to check out her other autobiographical strips. they are excellent.

going back to digital vs. paper, i wonder if all screen-readers consider physical media a barrier to content delivery the way ms. knisley does. because to me, it's the screen that's a barrier. the words are on the other side of an electronically-lit window. sure books take up space and all that, but so do friends, and i'd rather hang out than do skype or facebook anyday.


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4 comments:

kawso said...

actually for me, it doesn't matter whether its electronic or not. what matters is the content. sure, holding a book changes the experience, but its the content i'm after in the first place. don't get me wrong though, there are books that i'd buy and read again even though i already have its digital version.

macoy said...

kung sa yo 'content', sa akin naman 'experience' ang habol ko. iba ang reading experience ng pababasa sa screen at sa pahina, lalo na kung komiks ang pag-uusapan. mas gusto ko talaga ang papel. gayunpaman, meron parin akong ilang gigabytes ng manga scans sa hard drive, hehe

dj said...

yep, sa akin din yung experience. iba talaga pag hawak mo yung binabasa mo. i have the same problem with collected stuff. nawala na yung thrill of waiting for the next issue. pero of topic na yun.

i do love me some internet strips tho, like the perry bible fellowship & tony millionaires "maakies"...

mcoy said...

hm, matingnan nga.

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