Many say traditional textbooks are on the way out. To some, this is still far from being entirely truthful. It will still be students and book readers who will always prefer the printed copies of books. Thus, it is to be expected that even if books become more common and used form of reference materials, traditional books will still exist.
Some experts argue that the fate of printed books will be like the fate of the spindle in the past. When CDs first became popular, there were still many users cassettes that have sworn not to leave the cassette player and tapes. But ultimately, CDs clearly was preferred and used. Of course, still some people want cassette.
In the case of the traditional textbook against books, many still think it is impossible for printed books to become obsolete. The following benefits of the printed reference materials compared to electronic form may change your opinion on this issue.
Printed books can be truly ‘owned’
Many users feel ‘own’ printed books they purchase. Full ownership may be obtained by making the object part of the owner. To many, that may be in the form of physical material and even write in it. Ownership is not just physical but also irreversible. You may agree to have the right to read the content of the digital file is different from the book will be sitting next to you.
Printed books can be lent or borrowed
One of the disadvantages of the books is that they can never be loaned or borrowed, unless you agree to submit eReader or device to the other, which can be embarrassing or uncomfortable on your part. eBook distributors make sure downloads, the acquisition can not be re-distributed or shared with others. Thus, the traditional book has the advantage of being able to serve as many readers or students of its life span.
Printed reference materials offer experience
Traditional books facilitate tactile experience. For comparison, the books draw books in mere words. That’s where the big difference sets. Traditional books can be held, touched and even smelled — experience combine to make books. In contrast, books provide a similar experience to play videos and music shuffle-forgotten and not worth it.
Used books are advantageous
And who can ignore the utility used reference materials? Traditional textbooks can buy new (expensive) or use (much cheaper). There are still other options when buying conventional books. That is why books will always be expensive and you may never find used eBook copies on the internet.