Perhaps you’ve seen this scenario: your family is headed out the door for a vacation which will last a few days. Everyone has packed their own items, and the car, although spacious, seems to be packed to the gills with stuff. Because of a simple concept, this familiar scenario is repeated daily by families across the country. That concept revolves around the idea that, given a set amount of space, people will subconsciously find the need to fill that space. So you stare at your seemingly overloaded car and think, “But we’re only going to be gone for a few days, why do we need all this stuff?”
One way to reduce the space occupied by stuff is to cut back on the handful of books each person brings along, by investing in an eBook. With a single unit, each person can carry many books, with each additional interesting title taking up exactly zero more physical space than if they only brought one. This is a great example of how technology saves space, which ultimately leads to more efficiency—we need less and less room for stacks of books at home or in our travel bags with electronic book readers.
Aside from being environmentally friendly in their reduction of little used paper—how many times is the average book actually read?—eBooks engender a lasting interest in words and reading, by supplying current titles as well as old classics. And as people read more and more online in the 21st century, it becomes more and more natural and common. In fact, it’s becoming so common that people are staying at home to get their University degrees online more and more often as familiarity with the net, and online reading availability, becomes mainstream and quite standard. With a college degree as the goal, who said an eBook wasn’t a great space-saving teacher?