The debate "Internet is better than books" was started by
September 9, 2015, 9:12 pm.
29 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 17 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
PsychDave posted 2 arguments, sidhant posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
ganeshbhat posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
Muskan, AstroSpace, historybuff, PsychDave, ReedSchneider, desght, Sumerian, ganeshbhat, Neaa, countrybumpkin, sidhant, gouthamabi, dotdotdot, Hellrazor, athinus and 14 visitors agree.
sabrina, Katerina, ezza16, Katana_MC, Ryan, AlenaMaisel and 11 visitors disagree.
I understand your point ganeshbhat, and to an extent I agree, but there is far more information available on the Internet than in books. The Internet can tell you what is happening across the world in real time, it can provide immediate answers to questions that you don't have a book about, and since storage is distributed it is not vulnerable to being lost to a single fire or flood.
As to the electricity problem, anywhere there is sunlight to run solar panels or gas to run generators there is the possibility of electricity. While not everyone owns a computer, libraries typically have them to use for free. In developing nations where there are no libraries or infrastructure, the people do not have the disposable income to spend on books anyways, and many are illiterate since survival tales precedence over education so it becomes a moot point as neither are available.
I completely agree with the motion, we can't even think about comparing the books from internet. It's about being a better source or not. It's not about how are we getting it. So, ignore the electricity thing, and stuff.
I agree with a big part of your thoughts my frnd. But just ponder na.. Don't you think all the 7 billion ppl whom the mother earth houses cant afford for net?? Millions of people have least idea on using electronics gadgets. Many don't HAVE an access to the inevitable need.. THE ELECTRICITY.
Even if you ignore all that my voice don't stop for I have to definitely mention about the net viruses. They can peep into anything and alter the information. It is a serious matter. And when you happen to read the contents you will come across thousands of anomalies.. Who will answer you?? You go dead tired (or obsessed) and fall a pray to BOOKS. No one can alter it's content once it finds published. It's a quintessential medium for SAFE and permanent storage of worthy informations
The only time books are superior to the Internet is in a situation with no electricity. Having an unlimited supply of information stored digitally is useless if you cannot access it. Books are available no matter what.
Other than that one aspect, the quantity of information is incomparable. To have as much knowledge as Wikipedia stored on paper would take an entire building, and that wouldn't even scratch the surface of in depth knowledge that is available online.