The Importance Of Traditional Books

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Once upon a time, books were artfully handwritten in beautiful calligraphy, and accompanied by gorgeous illustrations that lay between the leather bindings. Being very expensive, these works of art were highly treasured and valued. Six years ago, the book world was seized by collective panic over the uncertain future of print. With the rise of digital technology, many physical items, such as pen and paper, are slowly being replaced by computers and smartphones. It is a disappointment that people read traditional books less often in these days of widespread technological reliance. Traditional books were the primary source of intellectual entertainment just a 100 years ago, but it seems that reading an actual copy of a book is no longer a popular …show more content…
The first book ever printed was “The Bible (Kreis)”, which lead religious leaders to fear that people might actually think they could read and interpret the bible for themselves. Soon after the Bible became popular, people decided that if one could actually read and interpret it, then it would be more helpful than not. In the year 1440, the printing press was invented in the Holy Roman Empire by the German Johannes Gutenberg, based on existing screw presses. The widespread of the printing press was one of the most influential events in the second millennium. Naturally, when the invention of the printing press revolutionized the written word, some people feared that the tradition of reading books would become unpopular, and that an exquisite art form would be forever lost, but it actually had the opposite effect. Like any other invention, the printing press came along and had an impact when the right conditions existed at the right time and place. The printing press is after all argued to be the greatest invention of all time. While one art form was lost, the easy access of books kindled the fire for a new era, one of education, science, and …show more content…
However, print books are still an essential part of life for kids, students, adults, and elders, all over the world. Print books have many, many advantages over technology. For hundreds of years people have been documenting their works through bounded pages known as books. Whether these accounts are fiction or nonfiction, the stories and experiences authors tell have been enjoyed by millions across the globe. While readers take pleasure in cuddling up with an intriguing book and forgetting all of the troubles of life, one can dive into the adventures of a person other than his or herself. An advantage of reading is where a print book can take a person’s mind. Reading can take a person into times of war and famine, to faraway lands of kings and castles, knights and dragons, or even to historical events. Another advantage is that the books have historical gravitas. That is, when someone picks up an older book and reads it, one could get a sense of connecting with the author of the book. A third advantage of print books is the many conversations that can be shared from just one book. Since a reader of a printed book are better at conveying information and can retain more of what was read about a book, one can easily recommend a loved or favorite book to another person.“Obviously, when trying to read from a virtual text, the reader is deprived of the ability

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