BOOK vs COMPUTER?

Kuwait
April 22, 2008 4:55pm CST
Hello guys, i just wonder that what still the best to learn the book or the computer, as we know book is from old generation but the computer will be the new generation, if you choice the book why & if you choice the computer too why. Thanks in advance
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@zed_k4 (17641)
• Singapore
27 Apr 08
Hello there Ohara, I think as far as book versus computer goes, I would definitely have to choose computer, because I'm not really a good reader, LOL. But strangely, I could read from the computer and definitely learn from it, but not from the book. I get really tired easily if I focus too much on book learning and there were times when I fall "asleep" in class because the teacher taught the class based from the books literally and it was really frustrating for me. When other teachers based their teachings on computers and project slides or something, I find that I could focus more. I'm toying with the idea of distance-learning or what they call "virtual learning" through the computer to get my degree, but it's still in my planning works. I might focus on it someday and spend moer times than this in the computer. Have a good day ahead of you and good discussion here, sweet.
• India
26 Apr 08
For the purpose of storing with a object to allow others tolearn these two are useful to humanity. in grand old days you can see the scripts engraved on rocks and after decades it developed the art of scribing in palm leaves which was developed into Books and due to scientific advancement now Computer. All these innovations are useful to humanity. Now all old generation creativities are now available both in Books and in Computer. So the quench for knowledge of humanity remains constant. At the same time the opportunity for the young creaters have now become cheap by the usage of computer and the readers have more access to learn different things in computer. Where are in books the opportunity is less.The computer is serving like a library,if properly used. My choice will be reading books because it will not distract me from one subject to another comparing to Computer.
@naseefu (1609)
• India
26 Apr 08
Hello Ohara, We car read and learn from computer and books.It both have its own advantages and disadvantages. Reading from book is more easy than reading from computer.Long reading is not possible from computer. But we can store and get more data from computer.From internet we can get the datas we want.Thanks
• India
23 Apr 08
Computers and books both have a certain advantage over one another but it actually depends on the situation and the type of learning. For example, If I were to study chemistry, a book would be better then a computer but if I were to study programming (say in C language) then a computer would be indispensable. Both have their own place
@dantakum (404)
• Nigeria
23 Apr 08
to me,i would like the book some how but the computer has it's own advantages,in terms of book you can keep record with out much stress,for the computer when you have power outage thats a big problem. for computer you will ask question and be given aswer but book i dont think so . but i like books.
@kbourgerie (8758)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I chose the computer. If you have a question the book might not be able to answer it, but all you have to do is type in a question in your browswer and your answer is immediate. I can't say enough good things about the educational value of the internet.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
22 Apr 08
Both have good reasons to be helpful, I mean you can only put so much in one book, and the amount of information you can get from computer if you were to put it in book form where would you fit it all? However I have reference sources that I use from books, and I still personally prefer books, I find there are times when reading online, is just not the same as reading from a book. I also know that books have advantages, since you can always learn from a book even when the power is out, Ever tried to read an ebook during a storm that takes out the power so there is no electricity on? So both have merit, and I think both will be used together, I personally can't imagine a time when I don't have a book to hold when reading, I do have reference sources of something I am working on and trying to put togehter, however if I am not at home online I can't get to those sources, why because I maybe could carry a lap top around but I don't always have internet access 24 / 7 don't have electric plug in and the battery only will last so long. So books have their place and at least for me are still likely to be in use for quite a while. So neither is "best" both have their advantages both have their disadvantages, and both get the job done.
@jhl930 (3607)
• United States
22 Apr 08
i think that the computer would be the best...because honestly that is the new things and everyone has one these days and most people really stay on their computer all of the time non stop and almost every business that i know of has their people working with the internet in some way...and lets face it this world coudln't survive without the intenret..
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
Well as far as learning I think it depends on what you're doing. some things are easier, at least for me when I have some sort of physical reference. I can do math if I simplify it into something my brain can comprehend. But if I just sit there looking at equations I'll draw complete and total blank. So I suppose I'm trying to say that both are good and have their high points it just depends entirely on who is trying to do what. If we're just talking about reading on the other hand I prefer to read an actual book because I find it difficult to read long sentences on a computer screen. I constantly lose my place and have to back up to see if I'm on the right line.