YESTERDAY’S NINEMSN POLL
Ninemsn’s polls are usually of very little interest to me, mainly because their topics are often quite loaded and tend to favour heterosexual, Anglo-Australians. But, obviously, this one caught my eye. At first I was slightly annoyed at the question itself because, let’s face it, it’s kind of a silly question. It’d be exactly like asking if you preferred reading a paperback book to a hardback book. Yes, you may have a preference but it doesn’t mean that you would turn down the option of your least preferred if your first preference was unavailable. E-readers are just another delivery system. I felt the phrasing of the question ignored this fact. That being said, once I voted and saw that 10% of those who had participated in this poll (at the point that I had) preferred reading on an e-reader I was actually blown away!