i love books because i don’t have to enable javascript or remember a password to use them


i love books because as i continue to read them, they do not progressively fill with ads and spyware

@garbados Suddenly imagining the hellish wave of convincingly-fiction-like "content" ebooks that are going to flood self-publishing in the coming years that use GPT to get you to read the first 3 chapters (wondering what the avant-garde lack of coherent narrative is about) only to have full page ads for fridges start popping up in the actual fucking book

@garbados And, correspondingly, the backlash by authors who start writing in a very-deliberately-coherent manner so that you know they're not GPT models, stifling out initially-incoherent works such as... uh... Serial Experiments Lain

@cathal @garbados

Free ebook by well-known author but with added product placement tailored specifically to you.

@garbados i like the part where you can just *give* them to someone. no need to transfer rights, share passwords, or click the share button. just "hey here ya go!, check inside the cover for a cool message i wrote you!"

@garbados and crashes are so easy to recover! just, like, pick it back up, and continue reading. and they have airplane mode built-in and automatically activated! heck yeah sane defaults!

@garbados I love books because there is a very high probability that Jeff Bezos won't break into my house and rip them out of my hands

@balrogboogie jeff bezos at your window, leering as you turn another page and laugh at something a character says. hate fills his eyes, froth his mouth. books, he thinks, so full of rage that no other word arrives. books. books! books!!

@garbados wild to think there's a universe in which he did, tho

@balrogboogie @garbados I love books because you can cry your eyes out on them without crying right after because you just broke your book and putting it in the rice hoping that the circuits will somehow heal!

@garbados I love books because the only cookies in them are crumbs from the cookies I was eating while reading them

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