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2022-08-08
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On the five bottlenecks of electronic reading as the carrier of information, electronic reading has been recognized by people. Its cheapness, portability and quickness are a gully that traditional paper books cannot cross. Nowadays, printing and paper are expensive, and the source and post-processing of paper are not environmentally friendly. Therefore, in the extremely developed future of mobile Internet, electronic reading relying on mobile Internet terminals will replace paper reading materials and become the most popular text carrier

but judging from the current situation, there are five characteristics of paper books that cannot be replaced by electronic reading, which are also five problems that e-reading application developers must overcome

first, electronic reading cannot be flipped

for most people who love reading, flipping through paper books is a very casual process. With a book or magazine in hand, we can quickly turn to the chapter of interest and read it over and over again. But it's hard for us to get such an experience on a reader on a computer or tablet

the author takes apple iBooks as an example. Although this software has simulated the shape and flipping effect of paper books, we can't realize the process of flipping books on a flat screen, let alone jump through the context of the work

this problem is particularly obvious in dictionaries. Take a "Xinhua Dictionary", we can quickly turn to the approximate position according to the Pinyin order or the prompt bar on the side of the book, and then look carefully at seven or eight pages to find the word to look up. But the electronic dictionary can't do this. If users have to enter keywords before they can complete the search

in a word, the direct jump of electronic reading cannot replace the browsing experience of paper books. Imagine a user who wants to view the details in the book. Because he doesn't know the page number, he can only slide page by page on the display screen. What a tragedy

second, electronic reading is difficult to mark and annotate

many people are used to writing notes and notes when reading, but this habit is difficult to adhere to when reading electronically. It seems that the focus of electronic reading is not on imported goods. It is really inconvenient to mark and comment on the reader. Although iBooks has launched the function of annotation and marking, Apple's capacitive screen is operated by finger touch, which makes it difficult for users to use the small text on the screen

moreover, e-reading does not support drawing function at all. For many books, we need to use the way of drawing to sort out ideas, which can more concisely and clearly express the logical relationship. At present, the author has not found a software that supports arbitrary circle drawing on e-books

of course, at present, software development businesses are also trying to solve this problem, such as impression notes, which recently launched clipping and punctuation. Among them, clipping can clip text, images and links on part or the whole page; The circle point can mark the picture in a circle

if these functions can be extended to every e-reading application in the future, it may be able to truly solve the problem of marking, annotation and excerpts

third, electronic reading is not good at typesetting

now most reading software typesetting is self-contained. Users need to arrange the color and density of the text by themselves, and there are basically no pictures in these electronic documents

paper books are different. They have special covers and illustrations. When the machine is frequently switched on and off, it is not allowed to switch on and off the main motor source of the experimental machine, adjust the page color, adjust the font, size and density of the text, etc

therefore, from the design point of view that all the machines in the layout can not operate normally, the comfort of electronic reading is far less than that of traditional paper reading

IV. the complexity of information affects readers' attention.

reading is an activity with high private density. It requires a relatively quiet environment and cannot have too much interference. But the electronic equipment is easy to be tested. The experiments on mechanics are more and more in demand, which brings interference. For example, when I use iPad to read books, it is easy for me to click on other applications or view other relevant information. These trivia often interrupt reading. It is difficult for readers to calm down and read books that have depth or require focused thinking

from this point of view, the huge amount of information in E-reading can not improve users' reading experience, but will reduce readers' concentration. This also greatly limits the content of current e-readers. People only view fragmented, entertaining and instant information through e-reading

v. fast food content can only meet the needs of recreation

it is the problems in several forms mentioned above that have led to the fast-food content of E-reading at present. Although some people will read famous works on e-readers, these readers are far less than fans of online novels. The author believes that the differences in content between paper reading and electronic reading are as follows:

paper reading has depth, and electronic reading is faster

paper reading is more classic, and electronic reading is more novel

paper reading is more complete, and electronic reading is more fragmented

we must realize that electronic reading with entertainment and recreation as its main purposes can only transmit information, but cannot inherit knowledge, which is the most important function of paper reading

for readers, complete, in-depth, objective and real content is their eternal demand (even if sometimes this demand is not strong). It will take time for electronic reading to replace paper reading materials to meet this demand

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