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Telegraph: Why the printed book is doomed

More and more people are reading books on their Kindles and iPads and other e-reading devices, but there are still zillions of printed books being purchased, too. But is the printed book about to become a relic? Maybe so, says a writer for the Telegraph.

Needless to say, there are plenty of reasons why people like to read ebooks on a Kindle or an iPad over reading the printed book, but “it’s always convenience that tips us from an analogue medium to a digital one,” says Shane Richmond.

What will happen when kids get hooked on ebooks?

My daughter’s generation will probably have ebook textbooks. They will never experience dog-eared, vandalised, outdated school books, shared one-between-two. They will enjoy books that are enhanced with video, interactive graphics and picture galleries. And they will see these things are the norm. Printed books will be strange relics from their parents’ generation.

Read more at The Telegraph.


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