scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,102
Its 6 PM and a faceless modemer dials into an Internet provider Using File Transfer Protocol he logs onto a UNIX server in Indiana He types in a few arcane commands and within a half hour he possess the complete score for Beethovens Fifth Symphony Pi to a million digits various works of classic fiction political papers census results the CIA World Factbook the King James Bible and some books about the Internet No this isnt some hacker snubbing his nose at copyright law - this is the world of electronic publishing Where a modemer can log onto a commercial online service and point and click his way through all sorts of periodicals - TIME Business Week PC World Investors Business Daily Compute The New Republic even The New York Times Where a CD-ROM contains thirty minutes of video and articles about current events Where trees and money are being conserved Electronic publishing is a fast-growing field and its leaders are predicting the extinction of the paper document Although the marriage of electronics with publishing is not a recent development it had previously been mutually beneficial Computers were used to desktop publish newsletters and magazines but in the end they arrived on paper Computers were used to search lists of paper documents but eventually a physical document arrived in the searchers hands No one wanted to read things on computers Besides the low-quality monitors people wanted to be able to read on planes in hotels in waiting rooms on trains - and at the time there did not exist inexpensive portable computers But the fully electronic document is coming in to its own thanks to the many benefits it provides The cost is a magnitude lower than paper while the speed is much higher Michael Hart is the executive director of Project Gutenberg which I will discuss later In an electronic mail dialogue he cited the example of Lewis Carolls Alice in Wonderland Not taking
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA