Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Digital books vs printed books
After reading the 2 pamphlets on this subject, I am in support of printed books. Like the author of the pamphlet, I always get excited when I enter a bookstore and see all the printed books lined up on the shelves. It is true the same sight can be seen on some of the digital books, but its very different from the feelings one can get in a printed bookstore. First, one cannot smell the scent of the paper. It may sound wierd, but personally, the smell of paper is a comforting scent for me since I grew up with printed books. It is almost impossible to do that with digital books. Secondly, the data may be lost in a digital book, while printed books can exist for a long time. And lastly (which goes with my previous point), orinted books are easier to hand down to later generations. It is said that the later generation will be more hi-teched and will be able to do almost anything. But as I said earlier, it is hard to put back a lost data. On the other hand, printed books allows us to give the later generations what we have cherished in our lives. I myself have a younger sister and she enjoys all the books I enjoyed as a child. I would never have been able to have this experience with a digital book.