Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Just for the rich?...

The ebook is a new piece of technology from Sony, allowing the user to store hundreds of books on one thin 'reader'. Recently released in the UK, the digital books can be bought online; Sony even offering a hundred free classics with first use. It can be argued that this new technological advancement is widening the appealing of reading to a more gadgets obssessed generation, and so should be celebrated and encouraged. Yet for all its advantages, can the reader really overtake the act of opening a novel and flicking through its pages? And at approximately £180, is it really opening up more opportunities, or is it just placating the rich? Over the next few months, it will be interesting to note the reaction of the British public and whether, at the end of the day, they just prefer a good book.

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