To Use, or Not to Use E-books. That Is the Question.

530 Words Feb 21st, 2018 2 Pages
There are gadgets that introduced almost daily which are meant to replace “outdated” and “old” ways of living. The invention of e-books was one such creation that was made to make the lives of readers easier and simpler. However, are traditional paper books truly better than e-books? If so, or if not, why? It is time to settle the score. E-books hit the shelves and were (and still are) huge. Visiting a bookstore or waiting for a book to arrive at the house, for many people, takes much too long. Life, today, is all about doing precise work in a short amount of time, and e-books are a way to help consumers do just that. As commented on by Mohsin Hamid of the New York Times, “The advantages of e-books are clear … I can read an intriguing review of a book…and with the click of a button be reading that book in an instant” (Hamid). Hamid also later commented on the convenience of many features that e-books possess, “it is possible to vary the size of the font…e-books can be read in the dark, self-illuminated” (Hamid). An e-reader can also hold at least a thousand or more books without any extra weight, making e-readers very useful for traveling. They are light, do not take up to much space, and you can hold a wide variety of books on your person at any given time. These features, which paper books do not possess, are enticing features which appeal to a wide spectrum of…