Computer Science And The Publishing Industry Essay

757 Words Jul 1st, 2016 4 Pages
When I enrolled at University of the People, I chose to pursue a degree in Computer Science because we live in an age where technology is almost completely unavoidable. It is a career field that has nearly endless possibilities and is tremendously interesting to me. An area of personal interest to me is literature and the publishing industry. If I were ever afforded the opportunity to work in that field, I would jump at the chance. It is for that reason that I chose to write about literature in the digital age.
As a matter of personal preference, I will most often choose to sit and read a physical book. I enjoy feeling the weight of the book in my hands, the smell of the pages and the feeling of physically turning to the next page. I also hate discovering that the bookmark I had left myself has been inadvertently removed and I no longer know where I have left off. And, truth be told, I do own a first edition Nook from Barnes and Noble, the one made with the e-Ink screen and no back lighting; it’s not useful as a tablet, but it causes less eye strain and can be read in the sunlight without any trouble. Without adding any additional memory to this, I can add thousands of books to my virtual bookshelf, directly from the store’s website, and carry them in my purse. This feature is perfect for readers with finicky taste or those who read very quickly, affording the ability to jump from one title to another without the bulk of multiple books. The book market is flush…

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