Changes in how we read media


Changes in how we read media

Just a few years ago, our reading was limited to the printed page. Digital publishing changed all that. People read on tablets, e-readers, laptops, desktop computers, phones and even wearable computers. Instead of carrying around a heavy backpack of textbooks, students can do all of their schoolwork on a tablet. What if you don’t understand something in your digital textbook? Just tap on a link on your gadget; a pop-up window immediately provides you with helpful information. Even better, a video might pop up to provide an explanation. As a bonus, electronic communications media allows you to change the font size to make things easier to read.

Another huge difference with digital media is that anyone can easily and inexpensively self-publish. In other words, you are able to create your own original publications: poetry on a website, an essay for a blog or even an e-book for an online publisher or bookstore. As a result, there are millions of fascinating texts to read that were never available before. A favorite of mine is a blog called ‘New Media, New Life,’ where dozens of authors write about how they use new forms of media. Our personal world is becoming a bigger place because of electronic media. Between the pleasure of using convenient new reading gadgets and the flexibility that digital text offers, people have been freed from the limits of paper.

laws

In many cities around the world, old laws that are no longer useful still exist. No one pays any att

In many cities around the world, old laws that are no longer useful still exist. No one pays any attention to them, but they are still there. For example, many cities still have a law that a person has to walk in front of a train with a red flag to warn wagons and farm animals. To my way of thinking, these laws are ridiculous and should be removed.

One example of a law that needs to be removed is from San Francisco. The law states that homeowners are allowed to keep a small horse in their houses. Personally , I think these strange, old laws just give people a reason to tell jokes about their government. If you ask me, that’s big trouble.

Here’s another stupid, old law: In the state of Washington, a person who intends to break a law in a city is forbidden from entering the city before calling the chief of police to describe the crime he or she will commit. No criminal has called yet.

In many cities around the world, old laws that are no longer useful still exist. No one pays any attention to them, but they are still there. For example, many cities still have a law that a person has to walk in front of a train with a red flag to warn wagons and farm animals. To my way of thinking, these laws are ridiculous and should be removed.

One example of a law that needs to be removed is from San Francisco. The law states that homeowners are allowed to keep a small horse in their houses. Personally , I think these strange, old laws just give people a reason to tell jokes about their government. If you ask me, that’s big trouble.

Here’s another stupid, old law: In the state of Washington, a person who intends to break a law in a city is forbidden from entering the city before calling the chief of police to describe the crime he or she will commit. No criminal has called yet.

In many cities around the world, old laws that are no longer useful still exist. No one pays any attention to them, but they are still there. For example, many cities still have a law that a person has to walk in front of a train with a red flag to warn wagons and farm animals. To my way of thinking, these laws are ridiculous and should be removed.

One example of a law that needs to be removed is from San Francisco. The law states that homeowners are allowed to keep a small horse in their houses. Personally , I think these strange, old laws just give people a reason to tell jokes about their government. If you ask me, that’s big trouble.

Here’s another stupid, old law: In the state of Washington, a person who intends to break a law in a city is forbidden from entering the city before calling the chief of police to describe the crime he or she will commit. No criminal has called yet.