A good book,internet,TV
January 29, 2007 10:05am CST
Do you believe this days the TV and specially the internet have replaced the reading?All these can compare with the reading of a good book?I prefer reading a book but the truth is the more of my free time i spend at internet.What you prefer and what actually do?
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• United States
29 Jan 07
I used to read a lot when I was younger. But these days I watch a lot of tv and go on the internet. There's so much to do on the internet and so much to watch tv. It's more entertaining to me than a book. I look at magazines before a book. Which is sad, I hope to get back into reading a book.
31 Jan 07
I agree with you. Especially television, it has made people don't want to read the books. I think internet still give us place for reading. I have got some good books and articles from internet. And of course, internet is the biggest library in this world. And some of them are free. It's great, isn't it. But, sometimes I just want to surf and forget to read. Thanks for the discussion. Reminding me the treasures that sometimes I forgot, the good books..
31 Jan 07
The internet is a big library but the more of the people doesn't use it for read.I like surf very much too and i use time at internet as you see but nothing better than you sit at your home in your specially reading corner with a hot drink in your hand(tea,coffee,chocolate)whatever you like and read a good book.
31 Jan 07
I agree with you. I miss that part too. Maybe, we should change our culture to read? I've found that with Acrobat Reader, I can read the book and listening it too, and of course with hot drink.. But, surfing usually tempted me to leave it...
14 Jun 07
the truth is internet already replaced the role of tv and books.im using my free time to watch drama,reading with internet,but not tv and books.i can choose the drama i like that tv have no this option,even satelite channel.i can search for books that my interest on internet,maybe some books that banned from my country.i admit there is different reading on internet compare with books,the feeling of reading.
11 Jun 07
Certainly not! In my opinion, internet is internet, reading a book is reading a book. I have a heavy user of both. Give me any day and I would rather hold a book in my hand and read it, rather than read it off the screen. Well, as least till they make screen reading as comfortable as reading a real book. :P
14 May 07
I don't think the TV and Internet have replaced reading a such, they have simply added another option for spending your spare time. I like to watch TV, go on the internet and read books, i usually do all three each day, though probably spend more time on the internet, though it varies.
6 Feb 07
oh I do prefer a good book to everything, above all to TV...TV programmes are nowadays so superficial and sometimes so bad that I don't think I can ever miss them. I like using the internet for professional and personal purpose, but this is one of the moment I like most in my day...when I come back home at night, I put on my favourite music, then put on the light and sit on my armchair and simply fly away reading my book...oh it is such a moment of peace, a special moment...and I am very crazy on reading...I can't help reading. even after a very busy day I can find a little moment for me, and I have always a book near my pillow. sure...nothing compares to a good book, according to me
• United States
7 Feb 07
For me at least, tv and movies cannot compare to a good book. A good book you can take with you wherever you go, and it is great if you are ever stuck at the DMV, or doctor's in a waiting room. Once I get into a book, the rest of the world kindof fades away. With TV and movies and the internet...that doesn't really happen. Plus stories that are told with a book, and certain kinds of humor just don't work in the visual format. Our brains can things that tv's and computer screens and movie screens will never be able to capture. I read every day and finish a book in about a week, week and a half. I don't have cable so I only watch the news shows in the morning while I'm getting ready for work. When I come home I check my email, have some dinner and then watch a movie. I'd say I am pretty well balanced.
7 Feb 07
i do not believe the tv and the internet have replaced reading-unforunately they influenced in a way but not replaced-i think if someone whould read 3 books a month now with the tv and the internet he may read one book evey one to ttwo months only-but it depend from the people and the age-the younger people are infected more-the old people are not infected by the internet at least the majority of the old people
6 Feb 07
i agree with you now ,in the 21 century,reading has become an uncommonly habit between modern people. its more easy to acces the internett and is more amusing.A good book needs attention,emotional immixture wich you cant find on the net.i'm afraid that readimg will become a foretime act in its original acceptance