Electronic Words: The Future of Reading

Electronic Words: The Future of Reading

Only one or two days ago I was in my fathers cellar, going thru my old storage of books making an attempt to choose which ones I had more of a deep attachment too. I was moving across states with the aid of a friend and his pickup, so I had to tame my inner pack rat and take just what I felt was critical, things I might actually remember not taking and regret it. Over my 20+ years I have picked up a far quantity of books, there was a point in my teen years where I could devour 2 or three a week. Such was the life of a lonesome nerd.
After I filled 2 cardboard boxes with my most favourite stories, I could not avoid thinking about my pals new “toy”-an Amazon ‘Kindle’. An ebook rising in appreciation that downloads books directly from Amazon’s Whispernet.

The newest Kindle model, Kindle DX costs nearly $500, I could not believe he was willing to drop that kind of scratch to read the same books he could buy for less than a quarter of that cost. How could it most likely mimic the intimate connection you can get with a good paper paged novel? Particularly older ones, with yellowed pages and a thick, musty smell.

Ebooks had a tiny surge in renown in the early 2000’s, but many were only programed in one format. So if you were the owner of an Ebook, and your favourite novel just came out on a rivals Ebook-you would just have to cope with it.

Due to the Kindle’s acceptance, many big companies decided to try to join the competition. Barnes & Noble introduced they are “Nook”, Packers and Movers Ahmedabad which is the first to be primarily based on the ‘Android’ platform, and has a MicroSD enlargement slot for additional storage. Except for being much cheaper Kindle alternative, it can be hacked to add applications like Pandora, a twitter client, Google Reader, Facebook, and a web browser.

In France, Bookeen released the ultra light Cybook Opus, featuring a paper-like high contrast appearance that will basically be read in direct daylight. When the Cybook Opus is connected up to your personal computer it registers as a typical USB mass storage gizmo so that you can simply copy books without special drivers.

With the releasing of Apple’s iPad, came the releasing of the iBooks application. Aside from having all of the features of the Kindle, it could also insert video. Still lacks USB ports, however.

While my pal raved about his costly, tiny, electronic library, I could not help thinking how dumb it was to think that a small, thin gadget able to download books could ever replace hundreds of years of paper paged history. It only took up less room, you could download any book you wanted whenever you wanted, generations yet to come would certainly be cheaper and better quality…I stopped my train of thought and took a close look at my stacks of physical books, all together they weighed a ton and took up so much space. Will this generation see the demise of broadcast word? I am sure folk in the sixties could not imagine life without their favourite 12-inch vinyl records, now those self same people carry the whole discography of their favorite artist on an itty bitty iPod.

ten years back T.V’s were chunky monstrosities, now they are paper thin with such amazing quality you can count the pores on Packers and Movers Chandigarh somebody’s’s jaw. 10 years gone Nintendo games were still pixelated and featured squat characters with jerky movements, now it’s essentially interactive animation. In ten years, will my ‘bookcase’ just become ‘shelves’? Featuring one PDF and whatever knick knacks I throw on there to lose the empty space? What will happen to libraries? My fave used book store?


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