With growing technology , will online reading replace the book reading ?

India
March 6, 2007 12:02pm CST
what do you think of e-books , online journals and all , can they replace our books and libraries in time to come ?
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@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
8 Mar 07
I used to think that they could not replace. Today I think that it is almost inevitable, with better digital rights management and new technologies (some electronic paper, for example) it is very likely that they will replace our books and libraries.
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• India
8 Mar 07
yeah
• Canada
6 Mar 07
No,i dont think so...being a computer engineer myself,i cannot read much effectively from e-books..Books have an extra special place n meaning in our life...Your eyes dont get burdened by reading books in ur lap....
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• Singapore
6 Mar 07
Oh, that's true.. I can't read e-books too long, either.. Doesn't work for textbooks.. =)
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Maybe a long time in the future if we have a paper shortage or something, but I really don't think that could happen any time soon. I love the feeling of reading an actual book and I know a lot of other people do to. Its not enough to just be able to read something on your computer, people want to be able to hold the knowledge in their hands and read it.
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@crickethear (1420)
• United States
6 Mar 07
For me, no. It is much nicer to be in your bed, and or in a nice comfortable chair relaxing, and reading. So, for me, I don't think it would ever change.
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@tarrysai (16)
6 Mar 07
no way! I enjoy lying down and all cozy and getting lost in the book which you can't do online. I love the smell of books lol
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@kiddygurl (803)
• Singapore
6 Mar 07
I would think so, too. In addition to e-books and other online sources, there is this amazing thing called audio books, too.. So, yeah, I think it's just about time until paper book is no longer used.. =)
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@mx_aman (2102)
• India
6 Mar 07
Definitely, It will replace all that stuff....
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