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“Some Thoughts about E-Reading” Verlyn Klinkenborg’s article “Some Thoughts about E-reading “discusses the pro and cons about E-reading; Klinkenborg discusses her personal thoughts and compares e-reading and reading an actual book. Although technology is much more advanced still it is complicated and not so easy to use. Klinkenborg’s purpose of writing this article is to inform the audience about her personal experiences with reading both and what she likes and dislikes about the quality of the two. Although e-reading is very helpful still it is much different than reading an actual book and it is not so easy to cope with. Klinkenborg discourses about her love for e-book because of the immediacy that e-booking offers and the escalating lavish of its resources. However, Klinkenborg discusses how reading using an iPad is not as simple as reading a book being that a book is easier to handle; she supports her statement by stating how she is able to shake a book and does not have to worry about mushrooms falling from the upper part of the screen. Klinkenborg also discusses that she doesn’t have to wonder if there is another window open behind a certain a page number or about a software glitch that keeps her from turning the page and being able to read the book and there is nothing meta about the metadata about a real book. When reading a book you are not able to take away its facts details and information whereas when you are reading a book electronically the book seems as if it is only consist of the text. Furthermore the author states that real books offers a better level of concentration being that it is not able to offer anything else but the text in front of you, opposed to e-booking where you feel that you are sometimes obligated to be focused on other things such as your check book balance, surf the internet or watch a TV episode or even catch up on Google…...

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