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E-book is better than printed books.

Posted on: November 15, 2010

The view of electronic book by ipad.

 

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E-book is popular item now and by iPad launched, e-books become more efficient. E-book refer as electronic book . Ebook is under electronic publishing which define as the presentation of electronic documentation on digital displays.(Romano,2002) E-book production have similar process with normal printed book but its only added converting the files into format that readable in any type of technologies as Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format.(PDF).(Romano,2002) One of the reason Ebook is crucial because of the demand space in America’s. The static show about 122,000 libraries in America.(Romano,2002) The first attempt of electronic book is when Apple Computer launched the Jurassic Park book as electronic in 1991 using PDF.(Romano,2002)

E-book vs Printed Book.
The most influence benefit gain from e-book is more cheaper (Hijazi and Cash,2003) and environmental safe. Because of globalization,any document digitalized in the Internet could be readable in anywhere . Digitalized of documentation saved the environment by involving less used of paper from tree.(Haris,1999 cited by Hijazi and Cash ,2003)

Problems with Ebook.
The most common issues with e-book is the screen.(Romano,2003) The Internet come from computer ,laptop ,phone or any type of technology is very static and could be small. But to fix the problem, Rocket Book a producer of E-book in America try to give variation to the customer by examine what customers expectation in a real book to adapt in electronic book.(Romano,2003) Some of the function includes to highlight the text,bookmark pages ,browse index or write notes in the margins.(Romano,2003) Also , the used of Dynamic HTML(DHTML) that gives variation to designer in creating their websites to publish electronic publishing(Hijazi and Cash,2003) could help make the pages more interesting to be browse. Combination of HTML and DHTML gives the designer more options as user allowed the view the websites as desktop and multimedia application.() Million of people now can create they own websites(Hijazi and Cash,2003) and HTML a code build up the websites could be create as simple in a note pad in normal Windows.(Hijazi and Cah,2003)

Cultural change.
E-book is become popular recently but printed book been used back in the early civilization.There is problem how the user to adapt with cultural change from normal book that they could hold to electronic devices. Cultural change is more difficult to handle rather than technological change but both user have to be persuade to change their cultural habits.(Young,2008) The attempt to make electronic book as similar to a normal book by the portability, readability and the convenience.(Young,2008) The attempt to designed the electronic book as appealing as normal book is doing because to minimise the need for cultural change. (Young,2008)

References:
Romano,2003, E-books and the challenge of preservation,Microform and Imaging Review,vol.31,no.1,pp.13-25.

Hijazi,Cash,2003,E-publishing what is available? ,ASCUE ,Proceedings of the 2003 ASCUE Conference,South Carolina,June 8 – 12, 2003.

Young,2008,Beyond the flickering screen: Re-situating e-books,Journal Media Culture,vol.11,no.4.

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