By: Sara McGilvray- Blog #1
It seems as though technology is changing faster than google changes its home page. Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all the new technology, because it’s coming out so often. I feel like every time I buy something new, a few months later they have a newer, more improved version of it, or a better way to access it. This can be the case for several things. Some of these include: cars, computers, televisions and communication, just to name a few. Our access to newspapers and books keep evolving with the times. We can have access to both of these right at our finger tips, it’s as easy as that.
Let’s face it, some of us barely have time to eat breakfast before leaving the house in the morning, let alone have time to sit down for thirty to forty-five minutes and read the newspaper cover to cover. With technology today, we can have access to these kinds of things at the click of a mouse. We live in a society where people are constantly on the go all the time. They probably find it easier to get their latest news updates online or on their iPad. Being able to google The Los Angeles Times on their computer at work or on their iPad is most likely more convenient for them.
Over the past few years, the number of newspapers being sold has dropped. There isn’t the high demand for them like there used to be. Of course there are many people who still receive the newspaper every morning, but more people are going about reading it other ways instead.
Books is another thing that can be accessed many ways now. The kindle has sparked interest to a lot of people who enjoy reading. With the kindle you can purchase and download hundreds of thousands of books, choose from at least ten different font sizes and turn the page with the swipe of your finger. With all this at your fingertips you would never have to enter another Borders or Barnes & Noble again in your life. Of course, unless you wanted to.
It’s interesting to see with the way that technology is now days, if newspapers and paperback/hardcover books will still be around ten or fifteen years from now. Or will everything be available to us only at the click of a mouse? Technologies with both newspapers and books have definitely progressed over the centuries, it will be interesting to see what they come up with next.