Task 2: Maintaining public libraries is a waste of money since computer technology can replace their functions. Do you agree or disagree?
Nowadays, computers replace libraries has been receiving a great deal of public attention. Although this trend appear attractive, the downsides will be more significant. On the one hand, using computers might have some merits. First, since the internet can up-to-date any information immediately without a click of mouse, people do not need to go to libraries. In fact, with developing of technology, people can broaden the knowledge and learn anything new without reading paper books at libraries. Second, by providing a lot of e-books, students can use those when they need reading books for study at school. This means that libraries become not necessary for students, which can be replaced by computers. On the other hand, public libraries become more modern with top-north facilities. First, in order to install computers and internet access at libraries, libraries not only a place for people read paper books, but it also is a place for working and study. For example, my university library is a place that a lot of students use for studying, reading books or using computers free, which is very convenient. Second, if public libraries disappeared, there would increase unemployed who work in libraries. This means that public libraries provide jobs for a lot of people, which reduce the unemployed rate. In addition, libraries have an important place for people who love savor books in a quiet place. Although computers can do a lot of functions, the importance of library cannot deny. By considering the role of traditional libraries, people can choice a suitable ways for them.