“Electronic book devices have been available to the public for years, but improved versions, like Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader Digital Book, remain unpopular among Northeastern students and faculty.” – Northeastern News, a student newspaper at NU in Boston.
Big reasons given for anti-e-book sentiments at NU: “English professor Gary Goshgarian said e-books are merely a gimmick and hopes they will not replace imagepaper books,” reports the paper’s Lucia Allen. “‘I’m an old-fashioned kind of person, so perhaps it’s a generational thing,’ he said. ‘I would not be interested in paying $400 to hold an electronic memory of books.’” And even some students quoted are echoing his anti-E sentiments despite NU’s obvious pride in high tech on campus. People want the look and feel of P.