Technology introduces new ways for us to do things in just about all possible ways. With the new advancements of today, there’s no need to even write a grocery list or try to remember things anymore as our smartphones, smartwatches and home automation devices take care of it all. While this example only applies to a tiny part of how things have changed, you can see differences with everything we do, whether it’s finding your way to an address or looking for a new movie to watch at home, the fact is, it’s become a lot easier.
Some would agree that convivence isn’t always the best thing as the older, classical variation somehow remains better. Those who are used to reading books might find the newer electronic readers strange and that it takes away from the experience while others simply can’t get enough of just how easy it is to gain access to the latest books and discover titles they would’ve never considered at a bookstore.
There’s no doubt about it, online books on your tablet, smartphone or every special reading devices such as Kindle have their advantages, but is it really better than picking up a book and feeling the physical pages as you make your way through the story or details?
This is one section where electronic reading devices have an upper hand as they are linked to a massive online store where everything from the most in-demand books through to the latest free books are available. All you need to do is choose the book you want, pay the lower price and get reading straight away.
Of course, if you want the physical book, it has also become a lot easier to find the titles you want as many online stores give you the opportunity to order books and have it delivered straight to your door, but for some, visiting the bookstore and looking around is simply the cherry on top, which surprisingly remains a popular choice for millions.
Word Meanings and Keeping your Place
Electronic reading devices have made things much easier when it comes to reading as they include a direct link to online dictionaries. They allow readers to simply select a word and instantly see the meaning of it. These devices also allow you to keep track of where you left off as readers can simply choose a page or a specific place on a page where they can carry on from the next time they read.
Regular books don’t offer either of these features as you need to check up on words either in a dictionary or on a mobile device or PC by using Google. Those who read a lot might also be familiar with the frustrating occurrence when you piece of paper or place-keeper seems to have gone missing, meaning you need to go find the page and spot where the tale continues.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to preference as many readers don’t mind the minor additional steps required to read a physical book. Some even combine the options by reading on electronic devices while away from home but returning back to the physical book for the best experience when they can.