“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” (quoteinvestigator.com). Technology has been a major factor in human ease in daily activities and jobs. However, it is also a distraction from what nature may offer. In other words, it is not that people cannot use technology, but they are abusing of the use of technology to the limit that we substitute everything with technology. Books are better than digital copies because of the cost difference, books do not have batteries, and not all books appear in digital versions.
Books should not be changed to digital versions because of the difference in costs. Hardcover books may have an approximate price of twenty dollars. Paperbacks might cost ten dollars. Meanwhile, an e-reader may cost hundreds. Daily reading books and college textbooks may cost from five dollars to two-hundred dollars, respectively. While it is true ...view middle of the document...
An e-reader’s battery may not last as long as a Flight to Europe which may last at least ten hours (expedia.com). One must also think about how often one will read and how many times one forgets his/her charger and will terminate the battery life. While some may argue that some tablets such as the Kindle has a battery span of one month (amazon.com). The company clearly states a ”single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage” (amazon.com). It is obvious that battery is a major issue, especially for those who constantly lose their chargers.
Books should not be changed to digital versions because not all books are in a digital version. There are many books to choose from, from children books to old poetry; autobiographies to science fiction; and English to Chinese languages. Not only that, but also the variety of authors, book titles, book themes, goals, and adventure all make a great variety for every person in the world. Meanwhile, e-readers do not have as many as one would hope they would. For example, the history teacher uses the World History 2 book provided by the state of Virginia, it may cost fifty dollars (amazon.com). However, if one look for this book on an e-version, it will not be accessible because it is not in a digital version.
In conclusion, the evidence clearly states that books are far better than digital versions because of the costs, battery span, and the variety of book offered in both print and digital version. One has trusted too much on technology and it is slowly consuming people into using it even though there is research that shows that “Some e-reader owners say they rarely use their devices” (Carnoy, “Why you shouldn’t buy an e-reader”); battery can terminate in while one is using the device; and textbooks like World History 2 provided by the state of Virginia are not in a digital version. Alas, it is crystal-clear that books are far better than digital versions. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important,” (brainyquote.com).