Nowadays for many people the Internet is replacing regular books . What do you think will happen in the future and what is your opinion?

Nowadays for many people the Internet is replacing regular books . What do you think will happen in the future and what is your opinion?


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It is irrefutable that the Internet and the other forms of e-media have come as a threat to
the physical book. My view, however, is that despite the many threats, the book will remain
as strong in the future as it was in the past.

Many people fear that the book may not survive because of the many threats it has been
facing. Films were an early threat because they were very effective in telling stories in a
visual way. Next, there was the radio followed by the TV and finally the internet. Surely,
there are enough reasons why the book ought to be dead. But, it is not just alive, it is hale
and hearty.

To further strengthen my point of view, I would like to segment books in three categories. In
the first category are books that deal with academic curricula of schools and colleges.
Students will always need to buy these books and carry them in their bags to schools and
colleges for learning.

In the second category there are all the types of general education books like dictionaries,
thesauruses and the like. The use of these books may be affected slightly because of
uploading some of their content on the net. Other books dealing with diverse subjects like
history, geography, cookery and hobbies will hardly be affected in any way. This is evident
from their robust sales at the book counters.

In the third category we have the books dealing with fiction. These are companions for the
traveler as well as the home bird. Their position can hardly be affected. Added to this the
book is such a practical tool; it doesn’t cost too much; it is usually small enough to carry
around and it can be easily revisited.

To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, despite the threat of the internet, the book
has maintained its place. So I feel we’ll never go without books because they have served us
so well for so long.

Version 2

The Internet as the mainstream of media plays a very important role in transferring
information. Some people assert that internet would take the place of books in the future.
However, in my opinion, each medium has its own advantages and disadvantages. Books
will always hold a place in our lives.

Admittedly, internet has made our lives very convenient. Firstly, it can transform
information instantly. It can tell us what happened in the world right away with very
impressive pictures. Secondly, it plays an important role in education. People can study
history, culture, language and cooking skills from the internet. Even the books are now
available in electronic format (e-books) and that is the reason some people find it a threat
to the traditional, physical, book.

However, we should not neglect the importance of books which are very convenient to
carry and easy to get. Books are available everywhere, such as in the library, in the book
store, in your pocket or beside the pillow. After a day’s work we can relax in our bed or sofa
by reading some book or magazine. Books are also very good travel companions.

Moreover, it is very difficult to sit for long hours glued to the monitor screen. Eye strain and
back pain are also some disadvantages of the internet. With so many power cuts, as in my
country, we cannot rely on the internet. Last but not least, the day is not far when all people
will be able to afford the internet connection.

To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, despite the threat of the internet, the book
has maintained its place. So I feel we’ll never go without books because they have served us
so well for so long.

Nowadays for many people the Internet is replacing regular books

Nowadays for many people the Internet is replacing regular books

Nowadays for many people the Internet is replacing regular books

Nowadays for many people the Internet is replacing regular books

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