Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Just kidding this was posted when it was supposed to be

I agree with Dustin's opinion because I don't think we should waste paper. Everything is accessible through the internet, and physical books are just going to be lost, sold, or ruined. Also with the internet, you can find different opinions on the books, different takes and views, and it can help you better understand what is being said.


  1. Are we so certain digital readers are great for the environment though? Books are at the very least biodegradable, and composed of a renewable resource. With the constant tech upgrades which rule the present age, and likely will continue into the future what is going to happen to all the outmoded kindles, Ipads and android tablets? Although the Ipad may be marketed as recyclable, in practice they will go straight to landfill I should think. And what of the rare earth metals needed to manufacture smart electronics? There is not an inexhaustible supply of these materials. It is possible print is greener than we've been told.

  2. It is more environmentally "friendly" to dispose of 100 ipads than to dispose of 5,000,000,000 books. The technological advancements happening rapidly in our society should not be turned around into a problem, as all we can do is move forward. There is so much knowledge being gained and research being done that anything to aid with the convenience and speed of these advancements should be appreciated.