Thursday, October 24, 2019
Books Vs Technology Essay
The battle between books and the digital age: will technology diminish the significance of a printed book? Although many books can be found on a Kindle, I-pad, or computer, the printed book is traditional and one simply canÃ¢â¬â¢t stray from tradition. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s easy to get lost in a world where advancements are flourishing everywhere, but a world without books, is a world without knowledge. Printed books are still vital in a rapidly evolving technology dependent world. Ã¢â¬Å"Books have been around for seven centuries. They are portable, accessible collections of knowledge and insight into human-thinkingÃ¢â¬ (Donatich 1). Remember when you were aÃ child, and would be so happy when you found a hard cover of your favorite book? Also, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s nothing more sentimental than seeing a parent and child read a book together. Paper books are meticulously put together and take many months just to complete one copy. ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a personÃ¢â¬â¢s thoughts, ideaÃ¢â¬â¢s, facts, and memories all put together for anyone to enjoy. Although most everything can be found on the Internet, even thinking about getting rid of the paper book would be preposterous. Ã¢â¬Å"A bookless world in which people learn to read and research by virtue of snippets and tags and annotations and wiki-research will beÃ a world of people who not only wonÃ¢â¬â¢t be able to read books but wonÃ¢â¬â¢t be able to write them. And the record of human experience, several thousand years evolved, will be irrevocably changedÃ¢â¬ (Donatich 7). Books are slowly diminishing, and technology is flourishing. Instead of flipping through a book to find information, most people type it into Google. If technology ends up taking over, knowledge will surely decrease. A book will have one meaning for something, while if you search online, tons of information will be displayed. If everything becomes easily found by a click of a button, it takes away the significance ofÃ searching through a book and expanding ones knowledge. By reading a book, you collect more information because you wonÃ¢â¬â¢t have to search for it again. If it werenÃ¢â¬â¢t for copy and paste and search engines, would you really know that information? Chances are no. In a rapid, technology-advancing world, the importance of printed books is still vital in todayÃ¢â¬â¢s society. Technology shouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t diminish the printed book, only help enhance its significance. Works Cited Donatich, John. Ã¢â¬Å"Books Still Matter in a Digital AgeÃ¢â¬ Journal of Scholarly Publishing. Vol. 40, No. 4. Pg. 329-342. University of Toronto Press, July 2009. 21 Aug 2014.