With the rise of e-books comes the decline in paper books. Some people see this as a good forward step while others do not. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?

In
this
era of technological development, people opt for electronic books rather than traditional books. Some individuals take
this
as a positive change due to their availability and easier scanning capabilities;
however
, other believes that
this
trend has detrimental effects. On one hand, there are numerous advantages of reading via e-books in comparison with paper books.
Firstly
, e-books are available to individuals at any time. People find it cumbersome to carry bulky books, especially when they are commuting to some other place and can read from e-books with just few clicks.
For instance
,
smartphone
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smart phone
and other electronic equipment including portable laptops and palmtops have made it possible to study anywhere and anytime.
Secondly
, scanning for any information is less time consuming from electronically available material,
for instance
, rather searching
from
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for
all pages of a document, one can simply press CTRL+ALT or can type in search bar available on web pages for finding any desired information using
smartphones
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smart phones
,
thus
making e-books more advantageous.
On the other hand
, declining paper books over electronic books has certain disadvantages too. The most alarming drawback is that reading and focusing on material from phones adversely affect the
eye sight
normal use of the faculty of vision
eyesight
. To illustrate, rays emerging from screen of electronic instruments could be hazardous to
eye retina
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the eye retina
resulting in visual impairments.
Moreover
, due to
astronomical escalating cost
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the astronomical escalating cost
of mobile phones and laptops, impoverished people could not afford to buy
such
costly accessories, making them unable to read using e-books. Take,
for example
, a poverty stricken individual could not afford to buy a phone of worth $20,000, merely to take advantage of reading from
internet
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the internet
. To conclude, availability and easier scanning makes e-books more valuable.
However
, visual impairments and inaccessibility to
unprivileged
cannot be ignored.
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