As far as reading experience is concerned, many people still could not get used to eReaders and would still choose REAL books (the printed copies) over anything else. Despite the innovation brought about by the internet and computers, nothing could quite measure up to to the satisfaction that real books could offer.
Let us take a look at some factors that make the printed copies more preferable.
- Some people see eBooks as short-lived.
Compared to the printed books that can be stored and arranged neatly in bookcases, eBooks are easier to forget. So they are literally short-lived even if they are stored somewhere in the memory of your eReaders. Printed books, on the other hand, are tangible objects that you can treasure. You can write notes on them, place markers, and re-read anytime you feel the need.
- A lot of readers find satisfaction in flipping through real pages.
Ebooks could never replicate the pleasure a reader can get from turning the pages of the books. And if you add the smell of paper to the equation, there will be a sense of contentment that electronic readers could never offer.
- Not all people have embraced technology yet, especially when it comes to their reading materials.
Yes, almost all households already have access to the internet but not everybody has shown interest in innovative gadgets like eReaders. It may seem like a grand thing to receive Kindle readers as gifts but there are still those who find difficulty in using them. Technology is not everybody’s best friend. And a large percentage of the population still has a preference for the traditional reading materials.
There is a debate about which is a better option between eBooks and real books. In fact, some people would insist that eBooks are not qualified to be called as real books. Whether you want to stick to the old ways or use technology, the choice is always subjective and depends on the way you perceive what modern technology can offer.
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