The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Kindle vs. Real Book

I was perusing a used book rack today and saw, all in a row, the 6-volume Complete Works of William Shakespeare! Of course I scraped together the $3 for the set.
My new pile of books: the 6 volume Bantam Complete Works of William Shakespeare
So, I’ve been reading plays on my Kindle, because it’s easy to carry and that’s a big deal for me. But it’s frustrating, because the edition I’m reading has some typos, and doesn’t have really good intros or contextual information.

A cursory glance at this edition has SO MANY EXCITING THINGS compared to my Oxford Complete Works, Kindle Edition.

Shakespeare wrote in l33t?

This is picky, but my Kindle Edition has some line numbers in the text of the play. They’re neither consistent nor useful for reference – I’d complain less if they appeared on every line or if they were formatted to appear along the right side of the screen. This is probably a remnant of an OCR scan of the paper version, and should have been removed before publication. I understand the complexity of digitizing books, but really, Oxford, pay attention to detail.

I'm sure Shakespeare intended the line number to be in the text...

Kindle edition has stray line numbers in the text.

I'm sure Shakespeare was thinking about line least the paper edition isolates them from text.

Paper version keeps the line numbers out of the way.

The Kindle Edition makes up more words than Shakespeare

The Kindle edition has some misspelled words.

Why is your cheek so pate? (What is pate?)

The book spells the words correctly.

Oh, PALE. He meant pale.

…and you can’t look them up

One of the biggest perks of having a digital book is how quickly you can look words up. But Shakespeare’s language isn’t always in the dictionary. It seems ironic that the books have more meta-information than the digital copy

Looking up the word "momentany" results in a "No Definition Found" response.

When the words on the Kindle are correct, you can’t always look them all up.

Momentany means "lasting but a moment" according to the paper version's glossary.

Definitions are on the bottom of every page in the paper edition.

Each volume weighs a kilo

Each book weighs 927 grams.

Three Kindles make One Book

Note: This includes my Kindle case. Kindle Touch (what I have) is freakishly light.
Kindle Weight: 299 grams

In conclusion, books weigh a ton

I held part of the 6th volume to get a reading, because all 6 books maxxed out my scale.
6 books max out my scale, but a partially supported pile is 5.131 kilos.

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