We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too. ” The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
Reading a book helps someone to understand who they are and how they are to behave. They show them what community and friendship mean, they show them how to live and die.
With the growing modernisation, books have evolved themselves as well. As they still remain in the hands of the reader but are on the screen and no longer on the paper. 20 or 30 years from now, there’s going to be some gizmo thats kids carry around in their back pocket that has everything in it- including our books, if they want. This quote by Micheal S. Hart truely substantiate the current scenario.
Browsing a book store or library is a way better experience than browsing any online equivalent. From the time papers were invented and came to public, people have been using papers to make books. Reading books gives an immense pleasure of leaving and entertainment.
E-books have been with the public a third of a century now, though most are probably barely aware of them, if at all.
Most of them are still available free of charge on the Net and a few are available for perhaps an average of $75 each from several companies selling mainly to libraries with an entire collection of a million books or more.
From the beginning paper have been the soul means of historical documentation and recording of the stories as to be passed down through the generations.
I am sure there were people who said, ‘ I will never give up cassetts in favour of CD’s.’ But of course, they had no choice. Eventually cassetts disappeared and everyone had to migrate to digital music.
These few points will surely clear the fact that though e-books readers have become a more common right around town, traditional books still have their evangelists.
A person can truly own a book
Martiner Adler said there is one way of owning a book which is the proper right you establish by paying for it but this act of purchase is only the prelude to possession. Whereas e-books allow a person to have some kind of a property right, though this is still a very different kind of property right from owning a book.
In one case the ownership is virtual and even revocable. In the other case the ownership is physical and irrevocable.
A book offers an experience
Books are a tactile experience. An e-book reduces books to merely words. Whereas a printed book maintains that a book is far more than words. It is an experience and an object as well. Meanwhile An e-book reduces a book to just its words, it strips out any sort of tactile experience, and makes turning a page that same experience as playing a video game or shuffling music.
A book is a single-tasking device
A book is inherently opposed to multi-tasking. There is very little that can be done while reading a book and it never seeks to distract its reader. The e-book on the other hand, tends toward distraction. The devices we use to read our e-books are rarely single-function or, perhaps more correctly, are tending away from single-function.
Book give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
Books don’t change people, paragraphs do, sometimes even the sentences.
So just grab a book and enjoy your excursion as book lovers never go to the bed alone.