The “lingering hegemony of print” is so persistent because the printed book has been in existence for an incredible amount of time. It is unreasonable for people to think that society should immediately switch to a different form. I have grown up reading printed books, and I have begun to feel the pressure for ebooks intensifying.
Personally, I would rather sit down and read a good printed book versus its ebook counterpart. That being said, I guess I would be a prime example to start with. To start I do not hate ebooks, I just prefer to read printed books. I have seen ebooks and the device to read them on such as a kindle, but truthfully I have never read a full ebook. Why am I so persistent as to not reading them? I feel like so much of our world is already converted to electronics. Television. Computer. Video Games. Movies. Cars. Phones. Am I allowed to draw a line where I do not want to deal with electronic devices? The answer is YES! I want to immerse myself in a printed book where I can decide what I think about it. I do not want to read another reader’s thoughts or highlighted areas. I want to form my own opinion about the material and not be persuaded to think something different.
I think the only solution to ebooks being more universally accepted is TIME. I believe that at some point in the future ebooks will be the common practice and printed books will be a thing of the past.