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Some people think books are losing importance as a source of information and entertainment. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is argued that the proportion of people who see books as sources of information and entertainment is declining day by day. I agree that this is true in case of the latter, however I have specific reasons to disagree in case of the former.
When analyzed critically, there is no doubt that there is a significant fall in the rate of those who depend books for entertainment purposes, and this can be specifically attributed to the unparalleled advancements in technology. For instance, in the past there was a huge demand for novels, fortnightlies and weekly magazines, and many bookshops made profits by selling those. The case is different now, as most people substituted this habit with accessing their smartphones, computers and tablets. This started with the introduction of TV, and with the intrusion of internet, very few are left with this habit.
Nevertheless, it can be seen that a sizeable proportion of people still use books as the primary tool for accessing information. Despite the advancements in the information technology, it can be seen that most students and scholars heavily depend on books, either in their physical form or digital form. I admit that there are people who find comfortable to seek specific information on the internet. However, when they need in-depth information, in a comprehensive and authoritative way, the first preference goes to books. In addition, when a person needs to read a matter comprehensively, he needs time, and at this situation, physical books are ranked first in preference.
To conclude, though books as a source of entertainment are losing their impression in the minds of people, it is clear that as a genuine source of information, it still remains in the minds of many.
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