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The pros and cons of digital reading vs paper reading [Tip]

[1]What are the pros and cons of digital reading vs paper reading? This is probably a question that anyone would rarely voice in these modern days of digital technology, but it is a question worth considering for many people.

Modern Society

We, as a modern society, have conditioned ourselves to available technology in every area of our lives and allowed reading gadgets to permeate and saturate our personal, family and work lives to such an extent that we have become a “soft” people, so to speak. What has happened to the paper reading days and how is it connected with the discussion of digital reading vs paper reading?

Gadgets and Devices

Look around you today. Check out your homes and offices. Digital readers are so prolific just about everywhere, and they exist in our lives in the form of ubiquitous devices like androids, tablets, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, personal computers, macs, information monitors, kindles and so on and so forth. You cannot even escape them, while you are travelling in planes, trains, and buses. How does this contribute to the discussion regarding digital reading vs paper reading?

Digital Reading vs Paper Reading

Just up to, and probably as late as a generation ago, before the discovery of the first programmable computer in 1941-1942, paper reading was the only easy form or type of reading that existed. This was true until about 2007 to 2009 when the first Kindles and smartphones came into the commercial market. People started using these devices to read books digitally.

Today most middle aged and younger population in urban centers of the world for example, may have not handled a “paper” version of a newspaper as they can freely visit the newspaper’s website digitally and catch up with the news. This is an important aspect of the digital reading vs paper reading discussion.

Paper Reading Pros and Cons

The advantages of paper reading are:

The disadvantages of paper reading are:

These are some brief points in the paper reading section of our digital reading vs paper reading discussion.

Digital Reading Pros and Cons

The advantages of digital reading are:

The disadvantages of digital reading are:

These are some brief points in the digital reading section of our digital reading vs paper reading discussion.

Conclusion

Paper reading has been, and probably always will a part of our lives, but our digital world reality, along-with the way we depend on our digital devices today, implies that digital reading is here to stay, as an integral part of our lives.

Despite the pros and cons of digital reading vs paper reading we can conclude that both are here to stay with us, all throughout our personal, social, and professional lives.