Physical Books, E books and latest devices 04/03/2014

Come, let me take you into my library, invited my friend  who is a voracious reader. Expecting to  see rows and rows of books neatly  arranged  on shelves in her Study, knowing how  meticulous  she was with things, I was surprised  at  the sight before me. There was not a single book  but only dozens of CDs,videos and a couple of  latest  electronic devices, all placed  in a book shelf  in a corner.’Where are  your books?’ I asked  looking around  in search of them.

Well, they are all in that  Book shelf, sorry, E shelf, she said laughing.

But how come there is not a single physical book in your library, I mean your E-shelf? I  said not able to get over my surprise.

Well, Meera, I think  we are fortunate  with the strides  technology has taken and is still taking which has come as a boon to book lovers like  me  who live in small apartments  where space is a constraint. Imagine how much space is required  if I have to accommodate hard copies of hundreds of books I have collected  through the years, she  said explaining  why she preferred  a ‘paperless library.’

When I returned home  and  looked  into my ‘library’, I found my collection of books through the years has  left  hardly any space not only to freely move around  in my study  but how  difficult it is for me  to locate the book I wish to  lay my hands on!

 

n.meera raghavendra rao   

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2 thoughts on “Physical Books, E books and latest devices 04/03/2014

  1. V.N.K.Kumar

    I have a collection of more than 2000 dead-wood books published in the last 10 to 15 years. Non fiction. No room on my shelves any more. So I have purchased a kindle (e-reader) and downloaded 203 books onto it, I can take it outside in my pocket and read any book sitting on a park bench. Modern technology zindabad!

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