Sunday, October 9, 2011

Digital vs. Print

Although Hannah eloquently stated her argument, hers is not a realistic one.  The digital world, including e-books, is the way of the future.   I believe Dustin’s argument is more valid on several points.  Namely, e-books are more accessible to all, more economical, and more environmentally driven.  Hannah’s concern about such things as copyright infringement will I’m sure be addressed by visionaries who share her concern.  I also think that the visionaries understand the immense importance of digitally storing the great works of literature, the scientific research of generations or the lyrics of famous musicians in a way that will there for future generations, and not lost as Hannah claims.  Therefore, I definitely agree with Dustin’s argument.

1 comment:

  1. Are we so certain digital readers are great for the environment though? 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.