To be honest, I’m not particularly bothered whether you, on a personal level, decide that you don’t like ebooks and you prefer dead trees.
I actively prefer the former over the latter, so I do mind your Luddite-style arguments attempting to castigate others whilst appealing to some kind of external, objective value. If you’re in a position of influence within an organization, then your reactionary stance on ebooks makes you a barrier.
These are the 3 types arguments I hear most often:
1. I like sharing books
That’s great! Good for you. My liking ebooks obviously makes me A Bad Person.
2. There’s just something about…
…the smell, the cracking of the spine, etc. Erm, that’s a fetish.
3. Ebooks strain my eyes
I completely take onboard your point about reading anything of any length on a backlit screen. But that argument just doesn’t stand up with e-ink screens as featured on the Amazon Kindle.
Got a different anti-ebook argument? I’d love to hear it in the comments below!
***Update*** Many thanks to ‘atw’ in the comments below who adds a fourth argument I hear often:
I like paper books because I can stick them in my purse and they never run out of batteries!