A book or printed media are literary composition published and contained; printed, blank sheet of ink, or any paper parchment while the digital books that is usually referred to as e-books are writing, journals and any material of academic materials that are found in the internet or in the CD-ROMS. It is noted that with the increased in technology advancement, many readers prefer e-books to the printed media and that has course some jitters among the scholars concerning the future of printed media in the near future. The notable facts are that the place of printed media in the digital age is limited as is presented.
The advancement of technology has not only changed peoples life style but has also impacted a lot in the literary world and brought immense changes in the academic journals and other printed media. Nowadays, many people prefer reading or referencing using the internet or e-books to actual textbooks or printed media of the same version. The adoption of technology across the entire globe has made the penetration of e-books and CD-ROMS very fast and easy for many people. Readers would prefer to use either a laptop, desktop or smart phones to get access to the same version of the printed media.
Apparently, many e-books software has emerged due to the high and ever increasing demand for the usage and penetration of .of electronic gadgets like Sony readers, Amazon Kindle, Baines and Noble Nook that more often makes the print media irrelevant in both the current and future digital generation. The e-books and internet offers an immense platform for the readers across the globe to easily read, acquire and use any e-books any time they want them unlike printed media that are often restricted to some places like libraries. Many readers, scholars, researchers and students can get access to any material they would require with a lot of ease and convenience. Students can read stories and novels of any book they like since the e-book and internet makes the material available at their disposal thanks to the technology propagators that spearheaded the use of internet and Wi-Fi facilities. The practice is even becoming more common due to internet accessibility, convinces and cost. It is relatively cheaper to use internet to get academic material than buying or borrowing printed books. Indeed, Internet has ease academic life, students are able to discuss assignments, refer information from e-books and even seek assignment writing services from their seniors or tutors online.
The convenience of the e-books has been facilitated by the introduction of smart phones, smart tabs or tablets and electronic note books that can save the entire library hence reducing the burden of carrying bulky printed books. The devices are also easy to be carried around and can be used any time regardless of the place; they are also easy to make any reference hence saving the users a great deal of time unlike printed books that may take time to make any reference. The invention of the e-books has not only attracted students and scholars but has spread to the entire institutions of mankind since many use theses devices in formal and informal institutions, work places, churches and homes thereby making the future of printed books even bleaker.
However, the printed books still have a place in the current and future generation. Some scholars argue that the printed books are still thriving and will continue to do so even in the near future, they say that the physical component of the printed books contains information, ideas that can only be transformed by technology and that some people will still relied on the printed books as the sources of information. The further analogy of their argument is that printed books are not easily edited unlike e-books that can be edited by any person hence reducing their credibility. This school of thought holds some water and thereby reducing the chances of printed books becoming extinct in the future generations.
The future of printed books will not be easily guaranteed in the near future as many people turns to the internet and e-books due it the availability, cost, convenience, and acceptability in the future generation. Some people view printed books and media as the old and out-dated style of reading that should not be carried to the digital world.