Reading is an integral part of everyday life. For some people, reading is an important past time. Others tend to read for fun, or for knowledge, and some read just for school or work. Both e-readers and books have a lot of positive qualities. Books are portable, never run out of battery power and there is no need to worry about a little rain falling on them. On the other hand, e-readers put a whole library in a device for a customizable reading experience. E-readers seem to be by far the more popular choice amongst readers. Even though e-readers greatly differ from books, they have a lot in common. These similarities mean that both should be around for quite some time.
E-readers have become quite a popular alternative to print copies. The e-reader is able to hold a myriad of books; depending on the memory capacity of the e-reader. You can hold 300 plus e-books on one gigabyte. Which is definitely more books than can be carried at one time. Each e-book varies in size from a few kilobytes to multiple gigabytes. Print copies tend to be large and bulky, and can range anywhere from 2” by 3” to 12” by 15”. E-readers are great for traveling; they are light weight, compact, and easy to carry.
However, one might wonder how an e-reader would do at the beach; well a multitude of e-books can be taken to the beach without risk from glare. Laptop and cell phone screens do not reduce glare, whereas most e-readers do not have an issue with glare and can be easily read in bright light. The screen has about the same reflectivity as, say, a good matte finish photo paper. If it’s angled just right there will be some glare, but mostly it looks like paper. With print copies that is not an issue; although one might have to contend with the wind blowing pages. In addition, some e-readers even have a backlit screen for reading in the dark or areas with minimal light.
On the other hand, getting print copies can be bothersome. First off print copies can be obtained from book stores...