Sunday, October 2, 2011
Digital or Print Response?
After reading both pamphlets, I think that it is important to continue printing books. The only point that makes me some what iffy of print though is how many trees are used to make them and how many of those printed books end up going to waste. However, I think that it's really important to sustain a tradition such as books given that everything else has been swept away by industrialism and technology. Books are some of the last forms of real passion. Reading books on kindles and ipads takes away the appreciation for the time and work the writer has put in. I think digital books are a great thing for readers who know they aren't going to use the book more than once and for textbooks which can be 900 pages long and huge waste of paper given their high demand. I think both options should be available for all the reasons stated in both pamphlets.