Books vs. Kindle?
Books vs. Kindle
In today's wide world of technology, we've introduced something to take the place of the good old fashioned paperback (or hardback) book. The Kindle. Is it better than the book in your hand? Well that's for you to decide, but let's look at the facts.
The Kindle offers a wide variety of books right in the palm of your hand. No lugging around 3 or 4 books. No losing the bookmark out of your book when you drop it or put it in your purse. No bends or creases. The question is, is it better? Kindle offers so much, even more than just reading a book. Now one can even get on the internet with it! You can read it in sunlight without that annoying glare. It's lighter than the average paperback book. Searching for that perfect book is only seconds away instead of pacing through the aisles of the library, trying to rememeber the Dewey Decimal System that you were taught many, many moons ago. It even reads to you if you are unable to do so yourself! With all of these options, one could definitely argue that the Kindle is hands down the better option. But what about the price?
With today's economy and unemployment rate, people are forced to cut back on spending, especially when it comes to leisure activitites or things they do for pleasure. This may include not buying books. Now yes, the Kindle is much more expensive than your paperback, but you must remember all the other options it includes like the internet. Is it worth the money to you, or not?
That old familiar smell of a new book. We all know what it is. How can you part with that? Books seem to be fading out with the introduction of all this new technology, especially the Kindle. Books were the way of life for many men and women alike in recent years, dating way back to Ben Franklin. They offer the satisfaction of holding the book in your hand. Turning the pages on your own. Going to a free public library and picking out a book to read instead of buying it. Just keeping with the old instead of caving in to the new. The question remains unsettled.
Technology is definitely forcing its way upon all of us. Whether you cave in to it, is up to you. Hopefully weighing out these pro's and con's were a helpful way of helping to make a decision. Either way, you still get to read a good book, and here's a great way to buy that Kindle or book. Either one makes a great gift!