Nowadays, the physical book is dying.
Virtually everything is digital, including reading a short story. Is this a bad thing?
Some will say yes, that almost a whole generation neglects years of knowledge. And even if so, they are right in some way, they are also wrong.
The transition from physical books to digital is opening up a whole new world of possibilities for people – the transition is happening faster than most realize, and it’s for the best.
Digital versions of books, from history to fiction, dominate schools and homes. It’s a good thing in many ways – it opens people up to bigger worlds and allows people to not only read things, but treat them better than a normal book.
Audiobooks are truly a delight for many. One problem with physical books is that it’s often difficult to pay attention to them. It’s really infuriating when you try to read something only to be either indifferent or unable to connect with the text itself.
Audio books allow visually impaired people to discover a book. People can process multitasking stories at their own pace. Moreover, audio books are relatively cheaper than physical books. People can just download whatever they want to listen to and move on.
Digital copies of books, although they cost money, are cheaper than physical books and don’t take up as much physical space. Eventually, e-books become mainstream enough to positively impact people and usher in an improvement in reader interaction to the point that hardcore bookworms adapt to Kindles, Audible, and other forms. of digital literature.
We have grown as people, and when that happens, the world and everything we do and consume grows too. It is important that we remember what came before what we have now as we move from paper books to digital books. Digital books are a positive development, and we should embrace it.