It’s hard to imagine a world in which people will not love to read, but the future of the literary world may look very different than it does today. With more and more people shifting toward an environmentally friendly, sustainable lifestyle, electronic books are becoming a popular substitute for their paper-based brethren. Compared to traditional books, e-books are considered far more convenient and environmentally friendly. E-books require virtually no resources to produce, allowing them to be sold for less money due to nonexistent manufacturing costs. E-books also save trees from being destroyed for the production of paper books. What’s more, an e-book takes up no space other than the device used to read it, and will never tear, fade, or fall apart in any way.
Best of all, e-books can be read on a variety of media platforms, including tablets, dedicated e-readers, smart phones, and other apparatuses. Here are just a few of the most popular devices that you can use to read e-books at your One 51 Place apartment:
• Amazon’s Kindle
• Barnes & Noble’s Nook
• Apple’s iPad
• Microsoft’s Surface
• Samsung’s Papyrus
• Nokia’s Nexus 7
• A home desktop computer or laptop
While all of these devices are more than capable of displaying e-books, some devices are more optimized for the task than others. Dedicated e-readers like the Kindle or Nook are often considered superior because their screens are not backlit, helping the reader to avoid eye strain after long periods of reading. No matter which device you choose, all you’ll have to do to get reading is download an e-book from your provider’s online store and dive in to an exciting new story.
If for some reason your home computer or Internet access is not working, but you can’t wait to start reading, don’t worry. At One 51 Place we have an impressive array of community amenities, including a business center with several Internet-capable computers for our residents to use. To learn more about our Alachua, Florida, apartments, and our other upscale amenities, contact our leasing office today.