Source of information- Modern Technology or traditional book

IELTS Essay Topic 1007 - Will modern technology, such as the internet ever replace the book or the written word as the main source of information?

Author: Shakib | Date: July 9, 2015 | Score: 4 | => 5 or 6 Essays, Click Here <=

Source of information- Modern Technology or traditional book

Consider the recent fast growing progress of technology such as internet, nowadays people specially youths are used to spend more time on Internet other than using books as source of information. However, older generation who are not much familiar to recent technologies, they might prefer using the traditional way of having access to the information such as books and writing words.

However, using internet as main source of information could provide them tons of information based on their research, very fast and frequent, there are lots of sources engines to look through (e.g. Google, Yahoo, Yandex etc…) and required only a sample device with internet connection. But having access to a device and internet could be expensive for some people and they might not have access to the internet everywhere as they want or probably the device charge is low and required to be charged. As for books and written words, it can be saved and kept for long time. It would be find cheaply and easily through any book shopping centers.However, their accessibility to the sources would be limited to the books as they use. According to the recent research which has been done in case, using electronic devices could possibly not good for health as if they be used a lot, specially at nights could cause damage to eyes and sleeping comfort.

Based on above evidences, despite it is disadvantages internet could be the main source of information rather using books and writing words, However, it doesn’t mean that we should n replace or not use books or written words as source of information; consider the above mentioned advantages. Hence, keeping balance between them could be better option.

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