Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paper Books vs. E-books

After reading 2 papers arguing the ending of paper books and the protection and preservation of paper books I would have to say that E-books seem to be a smarter option all around. Ending the production of paper books WOULD in fact help the environment, and having an e-reader enables one to carry thousands of books within a 1lb electronic device.

1 comment:

  1. I disagree. Are we so certain digital readers are great for the environment? Books are at the very least biodegradable, and composed of a renewable resource. With the constant tech upgrades which rule the present age, and likely will continue into the future what is going to happen to all the outmoded kindles, Ipads and android tablets? Although the Ipad may be marketed as recyclable in practice they will go straight to landfill I should think. And what of the rare earth metals needed to manufacture smart electronics? There is not an inexhaustible supply of these materials. It is possible print is greener than we've been told.