The Book and CD.

With the recent advances in technology, it’s been questioned whether the book and the CD will actually live on. Due to technology it is readily available to buy CD’s online through iTunes and Amazon and have them on your computer ready to listen to in a matter of minutes. The same is possible with the increasing popularity of ‘ebooks’. Apple’s continuing adverts announcing how libraries can be stored on the iPads, this matching the adverts for the Amazon Kindle in which they have taken pride in how you can store over 3,500 books.

'No.1 Bestseller on Amazon'

Although that is very promising, it already shows a clear understanding that the CD and the book will soon be a unwanted gift. Teenagers, being the most in touch with technology will attack these new promises of having music and ‘ebooks’ in the palms of their hands in a matter of minutes, possibly seconds. I know this, because I currently speak from experience, as I currently am listening to a downloaded album from iTunes and in the past have looked at purchasing an Amazon Kindle.

So through these new advances and the ability to have anything by a simple touch of a button on a computer, points out the loom that the CD and book days are slowly fading away. It may not be within the next 5 years. But it will happen, in which I believe will be my lifetime. However, I do not agree with this. Although I have bought music online and considered the advantages of getting ebooks, I doubt I would solely cancel out me ever buying books and cds again.

I’m not sure what it is about the matter, I much prefer to have something to hold rather than it being imprinted online. I prefer the novelty of having something to hold on, whether you’re taking a book when you’re going away, or whether CDs are sat on shelves in your room or living room. I’ve always taken books on holidays to just relax in the afternoon on the balcony, or by the pool. To me, a room doesn’t look like a room without a stack of CDs, or a row of books sat somewhere. It’s the same principle for the CD, although artists wouldn’t mind, seeing as they’ll get the money from the sale of their music either way. For me though, it’s different I like the whole idea of having something to hold on to. Even if the end of CD and book looms heavily.


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