Monday, October 3, 2011

Go digital?

In this age of technological advancements, it was inevitable that commodities which had existed thousands of years before the first computer would become digitalized. Art is now created using computer software, and our books are being digitalized to be read on iPads. This is a travesty. There are few things better in the world than to slowly work your way through a novel, finally reaching the end and flipping that very last page. The digital age is corrupting the youth. Adolescents have constant stimulation from the technology around them, why pick up and struggle to read through an entire book? If the future generations are to learn the same focus, determination, and perseverance that their ancestors did, then they must learn to read books.


  1. I agree with you and here is why: Common knowledge affirms that digital readers are good for the environment and print is bad. But are we so certain that's true? 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 traight 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.

  2. I believe that in the process of creating these mechanical devices, we are burning fossil fuels that are horrible for the environment. I support your statement that books are indeed biodegradable whereas electronic devices are not.