Mass Media 04

TOPIC

The pros and cons of e-books

Essay

◆ Pros
 Although there are several disadvantages of e-books, I believe the advantages overweigh the disadvantages for the three following reasons.
 The first reason is that e-books can reduce the paper consumption. Nowadays deforestation is a very serious problem and attendant effects are really dangerous. Thinking of this and considering that normal paper books consume a lot of papers while e-books do none at all, e-books are a real benefit to the environment.
 The second reason is that people carry a lot of information without carrying heavy books. In this modern world where people move and commute around the world, it is very inconvenient to carry many heavy books. However e-books can solve the problem. People can carry many books in a light electronic device. This is really convenient.
 The third reason is that people can read e-books without light because the screen of e-books readers emits light. It is inconvenient that people need light to read paper books. However, with e-books readers, people can read books without another light.
 For the aforementioned three reasons, although there are several disadvantages of e-books, I believe that the advantages overweigh the disadvantages.
(191 Words)

◆ Cons
 Although there are several advantages of e-books, I believe that the disadvantages overweigh the benefits for the two following reasons.
 The first reason is that it is not good for one’s health, especially for the eyes. On top of the fact that reading normal paper books is tiring itself, looking at the screen of electronic device is even more tiring. Considering that there are already an uncountable number of people who are suffering from strained eyes, this is a big disadvantage.
 The second reason is that e-books have many problems which are specific to electronic data. For example, electronic data can be deleted instantly. Although paper books are difficult to lose, e-books are really easy to lose in spite of that it costs as much as normal paper books. Moreover, electronic data can be easily copied so that it is extremely easy to make a pirated version and sell it. Consequently the publishing industry loses a lot of money and it costs a lot to control the illegal activity. On top of that, e-books aggravate the inexorable consumption of electricity.
 For the aforementioned two reasons, although there are several advantages of e-books, I believe that the disadvantages overweigh the benefits.
(202 Words)

Date:January 29, 2013

メモ

◆ トピック:電子書籍の賛否

例によって、賛成派と反対派を書きました。

賛成派では、
「紙の消費量を減らす」
「データなので、重い本を持ち歩く必要がない」
「他の光が無くても読めるから便利」
の3つを、キーアイディアに、書いてみました。

反論としては、
「その分、電気の消費量が増え、環境に悪い事に変わりはないのでは?」
「そもそも、日常的に重い本を何冊も持ち歩く必要があるのか?」
「紙の本なら電気が無くても読めるが、電子書籍は電池切れになったら読めなくなるので不便では?」
などが考えられます。

反対派では、
「健康に悪い」
「電子データ特有の問題がたくさんある」
の2つを、キーアイディアに書いてみました。

反論としては、
「適度なら問題ないし、紙の本でも度を超すと健康に悪いのでは?」
「適切な対策を取れば問題ないのでは?」
などが考えられます。