It also has altered the way people find books, since they don’t walk around the bookstore as often.
David Delk, 47, remembers “the old days,” when his extended family went on vacation carrying three or four bags filled with about 30 books and another 30 magazines.
In a digital age, packing is easier.
Last summer, Delk; his wife, Ruthie; their three children, ages 17 to 22; and nine other relatives went on their annual family vacation equipped with a variety of reading devices.
“There were probably seven Kindles, nine iPads and two other tablets between the 14 of us,” says Delk, president of Man in the Mirror, a Christian ministry in Casselberry, Fla.