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  • Digital Reading In Digital Age

    Digital readings may have its benefits comChallenges of reading in Digital Age Digital readings may have its benefits compared to printed readings. For example, digital readings such as e-books are useful for readers. According to Hanho Jeong (2012), two of the most popular reasons for using e-books include their “searchability” and the fact that they are available 24 hours a day. Readers can read anytime and at anywhere as well they want. Readers also can find specific content more efficiently by using some search strategies like Boolean, truncation, wildcard, and keywords. This probably will save both time and energy on searching. In the other hand, digital reading also using less paper and environmental friendly. It also provides fewer space advantages. For example, printed material such as book needs more space for storage, while the digital reading can save a lot of space. A reader can store the reading material on many devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers, etc. Besides, digital readings are easy to carry compared to printed reading. Not only that, in digital reading, the “font size be changed as desired” (Nilgün Tosun, 2014). This is because the certain reading material can have a too small font and it can cause the reader unable enjoying their reading. But, with digital reading, it is really useful because readers can instantly adjust the font size or change their darkness. As a result, they will easily and enjoy reading that material on the screen. In…

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  • Paper Book Are Better Than Paper Books

    I know that trading in our paper books for digital versions will cause some problems. Paper books are easier for students; they cause no temptations, better for health, and no battery. They also the cost of the digital versions, have them on the go, easy to see in sunlight, and easy to carry around. There are so many reason why paper books should not be thrown away and be replaced with digital books and here is why. To start with paper books are easier for students and they cause no…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Digital Books

    “For nearly four years, publishing industry watchers and professionals have been saying the same thing: ‘There’s never been a more exciting time to be in publishing.’ In some regards, they are still accurate; new technologies and new platforms are launching every day, and new opportunities for readers, writers, booksellers, and publishers are being created all the time.”(Pilkington) In modern society, technology is constantly changing and improving the quality of life. With people using…

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  • The Transformative Essay: The Future Of Libraries

    The aroma of aged and contemporary books when you saunter into the library building, would you miss that? Touching books, writing in them, highlighting them, bookmarking them. Libraries are suffused with so many different resources for researching rather than just books. The card catalog categorizes all the books and where to locate them. Now this process has gone electronically along with the mechanism of checking out books. Is this the future of libraries, a virtual library where everything is…

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  • Achievement Standard Technology: Children's Books

    about a “bad guy”. “When it comes to reading books with a child most adults who have read both print and e-books, think that print books are the better option”. This is what was said by the Pew Research Center about digital books for kids. In today 's environment there is an issue, opportunity and need exists. This being using literature skills to introduce social awareness to children. Children take in critical literacy challenges to use the power of language to make a difference in their…

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  • Why Is The Printing Press Important

    The printing press may seem like an irrelevant tool and useless to the things we have today but it played a major role in the advances of our modern history. A printing press was obviously used as a faster alternative to make copies of important documents. To us the thought of painstakingly writing out every page of a book seems absolutely unnecessary and a pain. Before the printing press there were scribes that would copy each page of book neatly. Johannes Gutenberg a German craftsman using a…

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  • Printing Press Research Paper

    have all changed the world dramatically. With all of these inventions comes something bigger and greater and we have all benefited from the inventions. The printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439 is one invention that has changed the world the most. In this paper, I will discuss and defend why the printing press was the most useful invention and still is to this day. I will discuss how the printing press was made and how it has changed the world through centuries. The literacy…

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  • The Influence Of The Internet On The American Revolution

    In many ways the internet has began to directly impact and effect our lives. Whether the internet makes a task more simple or just enhances the production of mass communications, The internet can be proven responsible or somehow related. This is true in almost every form of communications because of the weight of the influence the internet holds. These forms of communication can include writing, the alphabet, printing, all the way to the radio and television we watch today. the internet relates…

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  • Gutenberg Printing Importance

    The invention of printing/ press by Johann Gutenberg in the XV century was one of the events that completely changed the history of reading and the circulation of ideas worldwide. Gutenberg made his dream come true. After years of research and hard work, he took his hands assets in book form, printed with a unique and impressive technique, the press with movable type. The printing mold was not a new technique because of China and its gravure printing, but now, with the creation of Gutenberg…

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  • Effects Of The Printing Press

    advance in book creation, the techniques to create and include illustrations in written materials also needed to change. The first attempts at mechanization involved the woodcut, or an image carved into block of wood. The technique was in use in Europe for fifty years prior to Gutenberg’s printing press to create artistic images. However, the wood was not strong enough to survive the printing process and the blocks quickly deteriorated. In addition, it was difficult to print in multiple colors…

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