05 Mar 2020       ILC Leiria

Can you imagine a time in which printed hardback and paperback books become as wiped out as payphones?

Although the local bookstore at the street corner still has shelves full of books, these shops may eventually share the similar fate of movie rental stores.
As our world becomes increasingly more digitised, it may leave little room for printed books, physical bookstores and libraries.
But what’s with the decline?  Are people reading less, or is there perhaps just an alternative method?
That’s where eBooks come in!   With the rise of Kindle and downloadable books, there’s simply no reason to have bulky books when they can be stored onto one device.
The first eBook in the world dates back to 1971, when Michael S. Hart launched Project Gutenberg and digitised the U.S. Declaration of Independence.  (To put the date into context, 1971 was the year that the first email message was ever sent– between two mainframe computers!)
There are pros and cons to both eBooks and hard copies of books, so there is no wrong choice – it just depends on what works best for you!

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