Ebook Advantage

965 WordsOct 8, 20124 Pages
E-books has a long way to go? Since the turn of the century, computers have become more portable, and technology has made many aspects of life more portable. Even books have been become more mobile in recent years with the popularization of e-books available online and e-readers that allow a person to carry a virtual library anywhere. With all the changes, there are some advantages and disadvantages brought by e-books. Is it feasible that it will disappear one day as its disadvantages outweigh its advantages? Advantages 1. It helps people who have trouble with their vision I believe many of you must have come across some difficulties during reading. You may complain how small the words are and feel exhausted easily after finishing…show more content…
Readers can be more easily accessible to the relevant information Another significant advantage with e-Book comes when the reader, student or business associate wants to capture key tips and phrases. With the digital format, the reader can underline and highlight as much as is necessary without making permanent changes to the pages. But there is more! With an e-Book the user can search and reference specific information using hyperlinks. The reader has immediate access to the sources used! Disadvantages: 1. Eye strain When reading on paper, light reflects off the page and into your eyes naturally, however, with computer screens, the device projects light into your eyes, causing headaches and possible long term damage to your eyesight. And while the LED projections used by e-readers dampen eye strain, it still has an overall negative effect. 2. Information loss E-books are just another file on a hard drive, and they often depend on the Internet to transfer from one location to another. A virus may invade your computer or you might accidentally damage your e-readers or hard drive. Without a backup of your files, you could lose your entire book collection in one fell swoop. Moreover, third parties can monitor or even hack your files. 3. Piracy As with other media that has moved to digital distribution, e-books are often pirated. Writers work hard to create their art, and they deserve to be fairly compensated for their effort. The prevalence of
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