‘Digital’ is the word that has taken the world by storm lately and it has penetrated almost all the mediums; be it movies, music, games etc. Therefore, it always makes wonder ‘Whether they are going to replace paperbacks as well?” It’s no wonder that the straightforward answer to that question is most probably – a big ‘Yes’.
But, what is it that makes these digital copies better as compared to a traditional hard copy? Well, there are actually a lot of factors that are responsible for the incredible success of digital copies; be it movies, music or any other medium-Let’s take a look…
# The Ability to Search Through a Massive Library
What do we traditionally do when we are looking for a particular genre of songs, movies or books? The answer to that question is “We have to visit a lot of places before we come across something that we are genuinely interested in.” However, it is a totally different case if we were to go in for a digital version of the same; since all we would need to do is visit a few prominent portals like Amazon, Half or Ebay, and we could virtually sort through a massive database in a matter of minutes, and get exactly what we need.
The advent of tabs and incredibly powerful smartphones has almost eliminated the need of carrying hard copies of books with us; not only that, now we can have as many as 100’s of books in the palm of our hands. This is one the primary reasons why there has been a steep rise in the number of electronic versions being sold as compared to the traditional ones that we are used to-they are easier to carry around and easily accessible.
# The Use of Graphics
Digital versions have enabled authors to add the ‘Midas Touch’ to the stories that they want to tell by being able to add high quality and visually stunning graphics to grip and pull their readers into the world that the author created. Some people might argue ‘That graphics can be incorporated into hard copies as well” for them, my answer is “Full HD.”
Using the latest cutting edge hardware that the smartphones have these days; one can include stunning full high definition graphics-something that is not possible when it comes to a traditional paperback-even though comics have always had graphics-you will be amazed by how much they have improved in quality when it comes to a digital version.
Times are changing and people have become much busier; moreover, with everyone getting much more dependent on their tabs, smartphones and laptops with every passing year; it won’t be long enough when digital will completely replace hard copies. Therefore, it can be rightfully said, “Soon digital versions could end up completely eliminating the need of carrying around hard copies with us at all times.”