Sunday, October 2, 2011
Print V. Digital
I tried as best I could to go into this debate as unbiased as I could as someone who enjoys technology. Both writers seem passionate about their respected topics as at first glance even the style of their respective pamphlets seems to radiate their objectives; with Hanna's being bound as a book and Dustin's being an exclusively digital file. Dustin's objective of supporting digital takes the form of three main reasons, convenience, cost, and environmental. All his points are convincing in their own ways and easy to follow for any audience, as all the points are very simple such as the cost being less or the fact it doesn't take trees to make copies. Hannah's arguments are almost a completely different direction as many are based on opinion rather then facts that can be backed up, for example the opinion that a generation as well as the current population will lose the experience of book, perhaps not all the public enjoys books in the same way. Also the fact that books can be passed rather then reprinted is a dull point as E-Books do not have to be printed in the first place. These simple points lead me to declare the winner to be Dustin on the side of supporting digital books.