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Max Hastings lauds eReader advantages

26th April 2010

Sir Max Hastings has revealed that a love of old books and unfamiliarity with new technology have not stopped him from realising the benefits of eReaders.

Writing in the Daily Mail, the journalist, historian and author explained that he was recently given an eReader with many of his favourite books loaded onto it by a friend and found it allowed him to remain 'totally contented' when working overseas.

'At the touch of a button, I flicked between Jane Austen and Trollope and Agatha Christie and the new Ian McEwan novel. I carried with me halfway around the world a collection of books that, in traditional form, would have filled a truck,' he explained.

The writer also compared owning an eReader to being given access to a vast library, as it allows him to buy almost any novel he chooses on a whim, although the innovation has not completely turned him away from physical books.

Hastings admitted that he still prefers to own books in their traditional form, as he gains pleasure from viewing shelves full of classics in his home. However, he applauded electronic formats for providing readers with mobility, flexibility and accessibility.

Writer and television presenter Charlie Brooker is another convert to eReaders. He recently wrote in the Guardian that he appreciates being able to carry hundreds of books wherever he goes.

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