Sunday, October 2, 2011

DIgital vs. Print

After reading about why books should be digital and why they should be kept in print, i have concluded that i would much rather stay with the comfort of a printed book. Even though, people spend a lot of money on books and our new world is heading towards more technology and less paper, people should appreciate what we have left of it. We are losing one of man's earliest form of art, books. Being able to hold them and write in them and read them it's all a part of what makes them so special. Yes, you can easily buy a book on your Ipad and read it, but it doesn't give you the same feelings and emotions as does holding a book and turning the page with each eager motion. I definitely don't think we should lose all books to being transformed into digital devices where your eyes get tired from staring at a blaring white screen for several hours, where annotating becomes a challenge, and where the sense of holding a good book with character is lost.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. I think another thing to consider is the supposed greeness of digital publishing. Are we so certain digital readers are great for the environment? Books are at the very least biodegradable, and composed of a renewable resource. With the constant tech upgrades which rule the present age, and likely will continue into the future what is going to happen to all the outmoded kindles, Ipads and android tablets? Although the Ipad may be marketed as recyclable in practice they will go straight to landfill I should think. And what of the rare earth metals needed to manufacture smart electronics? There is not an inexhaustible supply of these materials. It is possible print is greener than we've been told.