The excitement about new gadgets and gizmos seems to be the talk of the town when first induced on the market. As always, the thrill of it goes away when something new comes along. Children and adults alike tend to lay things by the wayside when electronics looses it fire. This however is the same fear that manufactures, such as the makers of the Kindle, are having when it comes down to the EBook!
This concern was recognized when approximately 40 percent of Americans surveyed that they don’t read at all, nor have time for extra reading activities. The reality is people are not reading as much because time won’t allow it. Book Consumer Survey reveled that the average adult will buy five to eight books in a year’s time! If this is so, then why have the EBook to allow access to hundreds of books and no one is reading them?
Other reasons why this is considered a fad is that just like with other forms of technology, such as the computer, eventually someone will cause EBooks to gain viruses. With computers it is necessary to have them repaired right away because they are a necessity in our lives. The EBook, on the other hand, is not critical when it comes to reading. For those who do read books, they will not like going through extra steps to œsafe guard their EBook from bugs. Nor will it be adequate to have to get the device debugged if it is hit. People want instant access in their world! If this problem comes to pass, many will simply chuck them. Before you know it EBooks might be shelved along with VCR’s, CD player’s, and regular cell phones that make and receive calls only!
In the end, well have to see where the EBook craze will take us in the future.