Shift from book to e-book....

India
December 18, 2009 12:20pm CST
At a point in time we all had habit of reading books.......our parents mostly had this habit......but with the introduction of computers, e-book and online resources we are gradually moving towards online stores and books..........is that good? will printing and publishing indutry get a jolt for this?
4 responses
• United States
19 Dec 09
This discussion makes me sad. I love books. I hate reading long passages on the computer screen. Even on here, for example, if someone posts a really long discussion that takes up the whole screen by itself, even without the responses, I just skip it and move on to avoid reading all that on the screen. The idea of seeing paper books go the way of the dodo makes me very sad indeed.
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@karen1969 (1788)
20 May 10
I completely agree and because of this, I am sure books (in the paper form we know and love) will never die out. How can you curl up in bed with an e-book or a laptop? It's just not the same! And the smell and feel of books too!!
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
I don't like e-books.I prefer reading books over electronic books.books stimulate my imagination more.I see my IPod as my storage for my videos and songs,not including e-books.I prefer printed books since I get to improve my grammar and work power.
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@karen1969 (1788)
20 May 10
I don't like e-books at all. I like carrying a book in my bag, reading on the train, in bed before I go to sleep, waiting in queues, etc. E-books will never replace normal books for me.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
18 Dec 09
Print media is dying all over. It's not just with books being converted to e books. People are finding it easier to get the information they need online and other sources. Ebooks are the latest wave of technology. Will books and printing completely die out? My gut feeling says no, there will be some people who prefer having books in their hand. Will it be less used than before? Here, I'm leaning towards yes. The printing industry will still be around in a limited fashion but they will be weakened.