People used to go to the library to read. A person needs a lot of various information in life, both for entertainment, and for mastering the amount of knowledge accumulated by mankind, and for solving applied problems – for example, how to prune a fruit tree or how to strengthen a child’s immunity. It’s hard to believe, but some 20 years ago people were sitting in the reading room of the library and writing out the information they needed in a notebook. At best, they took the book home, but then they had to return it within a certain period, otherwise they would face penalties.
Fortunately, this is no longer the case. There is the Internet, where you can find information on almost any topic. But the Internet is gradually becoming civilized, there is less and less pirated content, far from everything is available for free, and people come to the need to buy information (or go to the library, as in the good old days).
At the same time, buying a paper book is not always convenient. It happens that it is not for sale, you have to come and ask. It happens that the purchased book has nowhere to store. Here the solution is a tablet for reading. Its advantages over the paper version are undeniable.
First of all, it allows you to get the desired information in a short time, place an order at any time of the day, and all this without having to leave your home. You can load thousands of books into it (if you make the whole apartment with bookcases, so much information will still not fit). In addition to reading books, the tablet will please the happy owner with other functions – for example, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will allow the owner to take pictures (we can hardly talk about the technical excellence or artistic value of these pictures and videos, but if the goal is to photograph a document or hold a conference, for these the camera is quite adequate). In addition, it can act as a remote control for consumer electronics – TVs, DVD players and other audio and video systems.
By the way, since we are talking about Samsung tablets, it is worth mentioning that they can live on a single battery charge for more than 10 hours. This is a very good result, considering that the user is not always limited to reading books. The latest Samsung tablets support movies, video games, let you listen to music (preferably with headphones if you care about sound quality) and much more.
If necessary, a keyboard can be connected to the tablets. This is convenient, although not required. Samsung tablets allow you to use the standard Samsung "hubs", that is, the Social Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub and Reader’s Hub portals. The Reader’s Hub contains a library of over two million books, two thousand newspapers and three thousand magazines in 49 languages. The Music Hub has about 15 million songs to listen to and download. Social Hub integrates email, as well as contacts and social networking applications. Game Hub allows you to play online games.
As you can see, the functionality of tablets significantly exceeds the capabilities of a paper book. I wonder what new technology will please us in another 30 years?