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In 1400, an important development was made that exceptionally contributed in education and led to new occupations in ancient times; printing press. The history of the printing press could be traced when a German inventor Johannes Gutenberg was successful in inventing the first machine that could facilitate publishers and writers in printing books in large quantities.
Bible The ‘First’ Published Book:
Initially, it used to take nearly 20years for a man to reproduce a Bible. Hence, the first book Gutenberg pushed through the machine was Bible for mast production; these were the initiative steps that led to increase in religious publications and spread of knowledge of different religions.
Drift Brought Through Invention Of Printing Press:
Slowly, with the passage of time by 1500, printing presses dominated the European society as the number reached to hundreds. A more advanced invention of 21st century led to printing of millions of copies in a day through rotary machines.The invention of the printing press opened doors for knowledge to all causing the prices of books to fall so it could be easily affordable to people.
Doors for Knowledge:
Printing press made the most important contribution to the society as the knowledge of different cultures, religion and ancient times were shared between people and later forwarded to future generations. The thirst for knowledge led to development of schools and colleges and allowed intellectuals to create journals and facilitating others for better inventions. In recent times, the process has been further refined through availability of thousands of publications available to us on the internet.
Value Of Books:
The publication press brought way to literacy in the society. The aptitude of people created awareness among them causing the prices of books to fall that were mainly regarded as the treasure for riches.
Books are called the best friends of human beings. They not only help us in passing our idle time in a productive way, but also increase our knowledge about everything. People who have hobby of reading books have their brain activity levels higher than those who not. It provides their brains with stimuli, which increases their thinking powers. Previously, books were only available in a form of bundle of papers, bound together with information in scripted on them with ink. Now a days, the trend is changing. People are using technology to quench their thirst of reading in new and innovative styles. Electronic books, commonly known as eBooks are the biggest example of it.
E-Books And E-Readers
e-book stands for ”electronic book”, they are also known as digital books. They are basically the technological placebos of normal books. In eBook, the text is written in digital form so therefore it requires a medium or a device to read. Previously people used to read eBooks on their Desktops and Laptop personal computers, but now there are several new devices which evolved with the advancement in technology. These devices are known as eReaders, they are specifically designed for reading and are usually with a screen in front, with few keys for operation. One of the most famous eReaders is “Kindle”. eBooks can also be used on various different types of handheld devices like iPods, iPads, PDAs, mobile phones and etc.
Advantages Of E-Books Over Normal Books
Although most people say that they enjoy the classical way of reading books, but they cannot deny that eBooks have many advantages over the normal books.
It has been observed that the eBooks are less expensive as compared to their normal versions available in bookshops.
They are easily accessible, for example if you order a book from website you will have to wait for it until it gets shipped to your place, but in case of eBooks you can instantly download it from website.
They are more easy to carry and can save great space. Read More