What are the benefits of reading a book, physically flipping through its pages to get to know its contents
The benefits of flipping through a book are many. First, finding something eye-catching on the first page often helps to hook your interest in whatever is being read. Second, flipping through pages gives us insight into what our authors are doing or saying as they vary their language, where and when they use certain words and phrases on each page. Third, there’s the artistic aspect – physically turning pages aids in visualizing a story as it unfolds spatially. Fourth, some books are long and we may not finish them, but tossing the book between our hands is a good way to relieve stress. Fifth, flipping through a book reminds us that literature is not just our screens, it is also old-fashioned paper and ink. Finally, there’s the physical feel of the book in our hands.
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How does this compare to perusing articles or posts on the internet
It is quite similar, actually. The main difference is that there’s something about holding a book in our hands, flipping through its pages and reading whatever catches our eye that we can’t get from articles posted on the internet. The hands-on experience is different from the virtual experience of reading a book online. The weight of a book, the smell of its pages, the crisp sound of turning its pages, the smell that wafts up from the spine; all these create an experience that we can’t get from reading on a screen.
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What if you could combine the two – reading an e-book that also allows for physical flipping
E-books that allow you to physically flip through them would be quite expensive as they’d have to contain a sensing/sophisticated chip in addition to an e-book reader. Perhaps this will happen one day. In the meanwhile, we’ll just have to make do with flipping through hard copies of books. Having said that, I’m looking forward to the day when I can pile up some e-books on my desk, then use a handheld gadget to read them.
What if you could combine the two – reading an e-book that also allows for physical flipping? ***********************
The concept of using a book-flipping device is not new. Such contraptions have been around for some time, and many have achieved considerable success in Europe. For example, the Lectorium, which was produced in Germany from 1985 to 1985 and consisted of a plastic device that had 32 pages with approximately 50 lines per page, allowing you to flip through the text of your book.
The idea behind the Lectorium was to replace your traditional, cumbersome and heavy mass paperback book with something new. The concept of flipping through a book is not new. For example, as far back as the 14th century, you could fold your paper books and use them in conjunction with an inkwell.
It’s no secret that I’m rather fond of reading e-books on my desk [Google “e-book desk”]. What I don’t like is the fact that I need to hold the e-book in my hand. What if there were a device that allowed me to read my e-books while letting me use both of my hands? And what if it had 32 physical pages, just like a paper book, which you could flip through?
Would you be more likely to read a book from start to finish, cover to cover, if this were an option
The truth is I much prefer e-books to physical books. This is not because I can’t afford books, because I do own quite a few. It’s simply a matter of convenience. I like the fact that an e-book doesn’t take up space on my shelf, but still allows me to read it when I’m away from home or late at night when I can’t fall asleep but too tired to read anything substantial. My main problem, however, is that I often have a hard time maintaining an interest in a book, so flipping through its pages to see what the author has in store for me becomes increasingly necessary. So, is the e-book, then, a great way to read if you want to be able to put aside the book without losing all interest in it?
This is exactly what the author is trying to determine in the link above. The question, how should one flip through a book? The answer isn’t clearcut. There are many different methods of flipping through a book that could be used. E-readers may have different views on this matter. And the conclusion is that there is no right or wrong way, but rather different methods of flipping through a book (or a computer screen). One can remain unfazed by content but still find the storyline boring or be distracted by the pages and find it hard to take it all in. If a person’s reading speed is slower, they tend to read through more pages per hour than if their reading speed is quicker.
And finally, what does all of this mean for libraries and bookstores in an age where digital content is increasingly taking over
This is a great question. If we could flip through digital books, I’m sure people would be buying more of them. I for one would be happy to give up physical copies of some of my books, just so long as I can still read them on an e-reader. Some libraries, including mine, have started experimenting with e-book readers. Three generations ago, the idea of e-books would have been inconceivable. Now, with the advent of tablets and smartphones, it’s a reality. In this century we’re likely to see more e-books sprouting up on our shelves than physical ones.�
As libraries continue to expand and digitize their collections, we can expect more research to be done and more recommendations to be issued.� In the article below, including in an interview with a representative of Pearson, John Maeda is quoted as saying “e-books are here to stay”.� I am inclined to agree with him.
Joonkyung Lee, a research scientist at MIT, talks about the future of digital books and libraries in this video (posted on YouTube by MIT):� https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRiXQFREWO8.� The video is geared toward public libraries, but the issues and challenges it discusses apply to academic libraries as well.