The internet is saving trees by saving paper while businesses are losing tradition and good jobs. Printing more books efficiently will lead to an increase in technology based on established business theory.
Proper Netiquette is the way things should be done on the internet, rather than the way they are done on the internet. Tradition is a social practice or custom. Netiquette is the social code of the internet. Therefore, it's good netiquette to preserve tradition because tradition is social and netiquette is a social code.
**Preserving tradition is good netiquette as long as it is not illegal. Racism is illegal.
Traditionally, books have stored the knowledge of human kind. Currently, computers are being used to store the knowledge of human kind an books are being phased out.
Migrating from physical books to electronic books will make society less educated. The growing trend in e-books publishing will not stop; However, at some point businesses will have to start publishing again.
Anyone who trusts an electronic document is stupid because they don't know who created that one and how to create a similar document from code. Every single person who uses a computer would have to know how to program electronic documents for them to be valid.
Everyone knows how to write a book. It's a story on a piece of paper, a real document. Since, everyone knows how to write a story on a piece of paper, books will become popular again electronic documents cannot be trusted.
The migration from physical books to electronic ones is exemplified by the decision by Britannica to discontinue printing Encyclopedia Britannica after 240 years of publication. The encyclopedia will still be available online. This presents a serious problem for the educated class. What do we do if someone hacks a credible site and spreads lies. I guess we will start printing books again.
Businesses are going to computers for economies of scale. This is a good thing. Middle Management that is lazier than employees is a bad thing. The fact is that more books mean more business and a bigger internet. Britannica needs to find a more efficient printing model.
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