More and more people are using computers and other electronic devices to
access information . So, printing of books, magazines and newspapers should not
be done. Do you agree or disagree with this?
It is irrefutable that technology has become a part of many aspects of life, including the information It is irrefutable that technology has become a part of many aspects of life, including the information available through e-books, e-magazines and online newspapers. I disagree with the view that there is no need to print books, magazines and newspapers because of these e-reading materials. There are many arguments that surround my opinion, which I shall discuss in the forthcoming paragraphs. The first and foremost reason for continuing to print magazines and books is that there are still many people all over the world, who either do not have access to such technology or who are not comfortable with the use of computers and other such electronic devices. This populace depends on printed information, rather than on the electronic form of that information. For example, newspapers are still the most popular and the most affordable source of information among the masses in India. There are many parts of India where there is no access to technology. In such remote areas, books are still the best source of information. In addition, all the information available on the Internet may not be reliable, as there are a lot of fake news and articles posted online. Everyone who has access to this resource can post anything online and sometimes the information posted is discrepant. So, at times it becomes impossible to rely solely on the Internet and we need to turn to the printed material. The printed material is always authenticated and published after careful consideration of facts and is reviewed several times. So, information that is printed is always more reliable and authentic than the information available online. The opponents of this view say that there are more benefits of the electronic medium, as it leads to an ease of storage, it is more portable and is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than the printed form. There is no denying the fact that in this progressive era of technology, the popularity of printed material has been affected, however, it can never be completely done away with. The charm of holding a newspaper and the aroma of the printed books can never be replaced by reading something on the screen of a computer of a smart phone. To summarize, it can be re-iterated that the electronic information can never completely eradicate the need and the use of printed material, like books and periodicals. They will still remain an integral part of our education system and for the news.