Published on January 2nd, 2013 | by John I.0
Book Reading with today’s technology
Modern technology has greatly changed the way we do things and if you're anything like me-an up-to-date avid reader-I'm sure you've taken time to ponder the astonishing potential of digital texts and Ebooks. Frankly speaking, the future of reading has never looked any brighter.
Over the past few years, we've witnessed the insurmountable surge of technology slowly consuming the world of music, communication and socialization excetra. Everything has literary gone digital. Keeping in mind the volatile nature of consumer technology (which tends to grow unilaterally) the growing need for easy-to-perceive content, is now set to take a new turn with the much publicised merger of screens and sentences.
A few years back, no one would have expected the time-tested technology of deckle-edge hard covers to easily toe the line of digital technology (especially given the wide-spread reliance on printed materials). But today-thanks to some great techno-minds-the technology of ink on pulped trees is slowly dying to pave way for a more environment friendly and convenient way of storing knowledge- digital books.
This is not to say that printed books are bad. In fact the power of the hard printed word is (and will always remain) superior. But with the rest of the world bowing down to the growing pressure of digital technology, the advent of the ereader wave is a positive change that all optimistic people should strive to embrace over the next few years.
While it is customary to review the past, it can be challenging to look ahead and see what the next few years may have in store. However, by the look of things (and from the digital reading perspective), a couple of changes are bound to take place in the otherwise conservative world of long-form reading.
Here is what some top-notch digital ereader gadgets have introduced to the market (with more expected to come).
High Definition Display. On HD display, books and magazines look extra-clear from every angle.
Space-consciousness. They are designed to occupy the least space possible. In fact some are small enough to slip into rucksacks and handbags.
Web-access. With high speed web access, one can keep an eye on their inbox and access unlimited materials from the ever-evolving World Wide Web.
Flexible Storage. The access to numerous online files calls for extra storage. Top-notch ereader gadgets feature flexible storage to support huge volumes of information.
And Much More… You can expect to enjoy long-lived battery life, incomparable convenience, and long-term value for money and of course added convenience.
What do critics have to say?
Well, with some critics blaming ereader gadgets for too much convenience (they claim that too much convenience can hinder the brains capability to unconsciously process information), we can only hope that more features will be introduced to leave everyone satisfied.
Arthur Clarke (British science fiction author-died 2008) once said; "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Well, reading is bound to undergo a huge revolution over the next coming years. In fact, we can only expect to see more and more features being introduced into the market to make these genius gadgets (ereader technology devices) the ultimate divine human creations of the 21st century.