eBooks vs Traditional books

The quick development of  new technologies is transforming our lives dramatically in many aspects. One of them is literature. Nowadays, traditional books are living a little crisis due to the appearance of eBooks. An eBook (or electronic book) is, in plain words, a digital version of a traditional book.

An example of eBook: the new Sony Reader (model PRS-505)

An example of eBook: the new Sony Reader (model PRS-505)

So now you may be wondering why you should start using this new type of devices, right? The answer is quite simple: because they have a never ending list of advantages over traditional books. Let me illustrate this afirmation with a few examples:

In the first place, we have to highlight the enormous capacity of an eBook reader. Just one of these appliances is able to store hundreds of books. Can you believe it? 100 books in a 250 grams gadget! Secondly, you can legally download the content of a book directly from the Internet to your eBook reader, which means that you have access to constantly updated information within seconds. Moreover, all data contained in these products can be easily improven by means of adding hyperlinks, etc.

And all that we have mentioned above is just the large number of benefits that eBook readers have from the point of view of the device itself. We have to remark here too that they allow us to save a huge amount of paper, which means that reading in a screen is truly ecological and it will help to save the planet or, at least, to give it a break.

Still not convinced? Oh, well, I think you are a romantic then. However, the sooner you get used to these new appliances, the better. Traditional books are evolving after all I assume; and the future success of eBooks, audioBooks, eComics seems pretty clear. It’s just a matter of time.


(Note: in the future this article could be modified several times in order to include more up-to-date information.)


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