If you were burning them because they were old and ready for the trash that would be one thing; yet another if making a moral statement. Both maybe acceptable or maybe not and probably not worth batting an eye. If you were burning them because of censorship, to eliminate them forever, akin to Fahrenheit 451 book burnings, with the idea of ridding the world of them, what exactly makes you think that would be less offensive to others than would burning paper books for the same reason. I think, agt the very least, it would be pretty unsettling.
I'd object. Noxious fumes and all that. To be serious, though, audiobooks suffer from changes in format so much more so than do paper books. Cassettes wear out, & probably most folks don't have tape decks in their vehicles anymore. Paper is essentially a timeless medium.And I'll close by admitting I'm a format snob, and my affection for books makes absolutely no sense. There are a LOT of books at the libraries here that are so old now as to be useless (career books from the '80s!), but I love the peek back in time. Meanwhile I've never had a use for listening to a book when I could read it instead.
I think the enviro-wackos would come after you for poisoning mother GaiaOf course after they figured out what a cassette tape was
I would be a little peeved, you could donate to local library or me (S)
Good point, but that would 'assume' I had a means to actually listen to them...
I have nothing against a private citizen burning books they own, on tape or not. 's your property, do with it as you wish.(Okay, I might get a little annoyed if the book was actually rare, as in "those words exist in very few places", not "this edition is uncommon", but I still wouldn't pretend I should stop you.)Now, when someone forces someone else to burn their own books, or the State burns "the public's" books, that's another matter.
true! I've never listened to audiobooks on tape
I honestly had no idea you could still get them on cassette... :o
These days, only in libraries...and more specifically libraries' dumpsters.
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PAper has instant-on, no pause lag, format independent format. Are you pitching 8 tracks? Cassettes? CDs? Can't stand them myself, they force upon me a vision imposed by the reader, which may not be the one intended by the author, much less the one I have in my head, which is the only real one.Imagine: Peter Coyote reads "Animal Farm". You might want to join!
So, once everything is digital...we burn..what?Kindles?And in a related note, could one swear on an audiotape of the Bible or a digital copy on the Kindle?