The debate between Dead Tree books and ebooks has been waged since before the first Kindle was released, and I’m not going to be able to convince anyone one way or the other. I’ll just add one more point to the debate.


I have Stargardt’s desease, which means over the next few years it’s going to be harder and harder for me to read.

For printed books this poses a major problem. If I’m lucky I can find the book I want in large print. More likely, given the types of books I read, I would be forced to by an unwieldy print magnifier.

With eBooks, this is a completely different story.  with a few taps I can increase the size of the font to make it comfortable to read. Even better I can invert the colors, reading white text on a black background, further easing eye strain.

When it comes to the visually impaired, there is hesitation in choosing eBooks over print.

The accessibility of eBooks