Electronic books Essay
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An e-book reader, sometimes also called an e-book device, is a device used to display e-books. It may be a device specifically designed for that purpose, or one intended for other purposes as well. The term is restricted to hardware devices, not software programs. The main advantages of these devices are portability, light diffusion, and long battery life. It should be noted that any Personal Data Assistant (PDA) capable of displaying text on a screen is capable of being an e-book reader.
At first when the e-book devices were introduced those were supposed to be made for the elite class as the people belonging from the lower class could not afford it. But now mass productions of the e-book devices have made life easy and more convenient. You can have an e-book device fit in your pocket and read books on the move (Harold , 2001). Now you can an e-book device for as low as $10, the device may not have to be some thing sophisticated or complicated but a simple machine with a built-in screen which provides you light to read what the electronic book says.
Devices with extra ordinary functions are costly and the prices start from $100-$2000, these devices are only used by people who travel a lot and have to have something that is reliable. An example of the e-book reader could be Amazon Kindle, A long thin pad electronically controlled and easy to fit in pocket cost $384 and has been ranked as the best selling e-book reader of 2008 and 2009. To conclude e-book devices have gain market share tremendously have now have become common among teachers , students and business profesionals.
Book Harold, H. (2001). Electronic books and publishing. Springer.