The Fusion of Print Media and Technology


Over the years we have developed; our standard of living and our dependence on technologies has grown. In this world today where everything is merged with technology, the print media stands as no exception.

We can ask ourselves, ’Do we still have people who love to read?’ or ‘People who seek inspiration from books’. The answer is ‘YES’. Another question comes up as to how they should get access to the books they want to read. ‘Do they get every book they want to read the conventional way? In libraries’ or ‘Will it be better for them to look up for their books online?’ Well, most of you will agree that the latter is the better option.

Today, technology has digitalized the print media and has made book lovers get access to millions of books; easier and at a cheaper price. Kindle with Amazon has played a pivotal role in making millions of book lovers get what they want.

Let’s take a closer look how

Kindle e-book reader offers a huge collection of books of all genres to all the proud owners of kindle e-book reader devices. These e books also holds all the features of a paper print including content, pictures and page numbers. It is also relatively easier than the contemporary print books to search for contents for readers. Kindle e books can be purchased from Amazon at a subsidized price and the range of choices available to the customers easily surpasses any other online shops selling books. Kindle e books can also be borrowed for a specific number of days like any other book that you can borrow from a physical library.

Also taking in view sizes of the books and the memory the e-book readers give plus the cloud storage you can save up to 2000+ books in your e-book readers which will be a dream come true for avid readers who can proudly boast of owning a mobile library that’s easily accessible and can even be read offline once downloaded.

What’s better? Unlike the conventional library that was bestowed to you by your parents that can be lost in natural disasters, these e-books can never be lost once you store them in the cloud storage that has been given to your reader device. All you’ve got to do is assign a password and open it anytime you have connection.

Pros of E-Books

  • No trees needs to be cut down to make these books; thus it is eco friendly
  • A click away from finding your book; easy and fast
  • A mobile library everywhere with you
  • Adjustable fonts; easy search of contents
  • Comparatively less costly than its counterpart; paper print

Cons of E-Books

  • Many books are not available in the digital format
  • The book dies when the battery of the e book reader dies
  • You will miss the book itself; the old crimpled pages and the smell
  • Cost of buying some books as some usually comes in a collection at high prices
  • The format available might not be supported for your device

While many have embraced this digitalizing of books, some are of the opinion that these books have lost the true essence of the quality of being a book or book hood if we put it in simple words. We all know technology is there to make our lives easier and this development is definitely a step forward in making reading more enjoyable and easy. However, as we always like to say, ‘Life is a matter of choices’. It is your choice thus as to which form of book to choose and feed your soul. And whatever may be your choices continue to read on as e-books will reach a whole new level in the years to come and the paper print will not become obsolete as long as human beings continue to check, plant and cut trees.

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