Mass Media 17

TOPIC

Will books eventually be replaced by electronic media?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I believe that most of books will be eventually replaced by electronic media however some books will not.
 Firstly, it is natural to believe that most of books will be replaced by electronic media because producing books takes papers and inks and printing equipments and selling books takes places and shipping and delivery. However, electronic media do not take these things because they are data so that it is much easier to produce and sell and buy.
 However, some books will not be replaced by electronic media. For example, for someone like me who loves books, books are not just for reading but for collection and home decoration. I feel happy just to look at my favorite books arranged on the bookshelves. Moreover, electronic media take electricity to read but books don’t therefore books are much more valuable when people do not have easy access to electricity. Books are always available with or without electricity so that the ones which people want to keep available all the time like medical books should be in paper form not electronic.
 For the aforementioned reasons, I believe that most of books will be eventually replaced by electronic media however some books will not.

メモ

本はやがて電子メディアに取って替わられるか?です。
ほとんどが取って替わられるが、残るものもある、という主張で書いてみました。