The history of electronic books
The rapid technological advancement in the last few decades has led to many important changes in all aspects of life. Technological evolution has not forgotten to touch today’s readers as well. In the 90s a new concept was born. e-books. The history of electronic books was formed at the time they first appeared. In the fast-paced and busy world of corporate economies, e-books have become a way to make reading accessible to everyone. Digital files were easy to obtain, either by downloading them directly from the web or buying a CD copy with an e-book, ready to enjoy, encrypted on it.
It became possible to be able to read a work by a favorite author without having to lug around a large, hard-to-fit, easy-to-lose volume, or learn something new with less time spent. Originally used by the business world as a way to work on the go, PDAs and laptops began to be used as a great way to store and share information as well. By the time the new millennium arrived, the digital world had incorporated hundreds of electronic books into itself. Today e-books are a common good. Easy-to-carry PDAs are a perfect storage device for an all-time favorite or new bestseller.
Adobe Acrobat was, and still is, a leading developer in the e-book culture. Adobe PDF files are compatible with any system and make information transfer easy and available to anyone with a PC, laptop or PDA. You can access your e-book stored on any computer, print it from an available machine, email it to your friends and family, and enjoy it on the go—whether on the plane, train, or luxury cruise ship.
In addition to making life easier for the reader, e-books provided an entirely new way for authors to present their work in any way they see fit. PDF files are a great way to exercise control over exactly how you want your work to look. With the development of electronic books, reading took on a whole new meaning in the modern world. It is no longer something you do in your free time, every time you can go to a library or a bookstore. Digital technologies make e-books a way to be able to read anywhere, anytime without having to strain to get your hands on the latest works available.