1. Are books losing importance as a source of information and entertainment?
2. Are e-books the death of paper books? Will paper books disappear?
3. Should libraries focus on improving their technological resources rather than building a larger collection of paper books?
4. How important are early reading skills in a child’s academic performance?
5. Are people who spend a lot of time reading fiction wasting their time which could be better spent doing more useful activities?
1. For some people, I'm sure that they are. For those of us who prefer them to computers, they will never be replaced. To hold a book in ones hand is to hold the world.
2. They won't as long as I'm around. I've never gotten, nor do I intend to get e books. I prefer to have paper to hold. And I don't have to worry about their battery going dead.
3. I don't see when they can't do both. There are some folks who prefer technology to paper and there's nothing wrong with that. Nor is there anything wrong to preferring paper to computers. Each to his or her own.
4. Is that anything more important than that? I don't think so.
5. Exactly what are useful activities? Sports, playing video games, shopping, hunting? The person who claims reading is a waste of time is destined to fail.