Are Books Becoming Obsolete? Argumentative Essay

This paper argues why books have survived as a primary form of media for so many years and what the future holds for them in the modern era.
# 4513 | 1,100 words | 0 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper argues that modern-day students are less likely to read books for stimulation then in previous times. The author argues that television and the internet have replaced books as a source of information, when faced with a choice between reading a book for pleasure or watching television, they will choose the latter. The author argues that books will always exist, but due to the advances in technology, their importance has been in a steady decline.

From the Paper:

"People of my generation have grown up on television, CD players, videogames, and most recently, computers and the Internet. With all these graphic-intensive, interactive alternative forms of entertainment available to students, it is no wonder why they are less likely to pick up a book to enlighten themselves when they can accomplish much of the same with much less effort and thinking involved."

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