From the carved clay plates to the papyrus rolls and the movable type to film painting, the history of the printing industry is one of the constraints that suddenly change dramatically. However, the speed and scale of these many changes were obscured by the arrival of textual processing of desktop computers and the appearance of the Internet, which led to a parallel information age in history. In the 1960s, there were many pessimists in the print industry who claimed that with the increased viewing of television, very few books could be printed in the near future. In fact they were only partially correct. Today, printing is the third largest industry in the United States, and one of the world's largest industries, with more than one year of product as ever. And although television and channel change have grown drastically, there is only a part of the modern television that has a direct impact on the printing industry: on the screen. The keyboards and the mouse are coming to see people move to the Internet.
Is this young, still-emerging technology treating the deadly blow to the print industry as it was on television for decades ago? The worst scenario for the future is a highly risky undertaking, and the evidence so far means that the jury must stop. First, publishing on desktop computers has successfully reduced production costs in the printing industry. In the not too distant days of hot metal printing, the average daily newspaper had hundreds of hundreds of thousands of highly paid production workers, all of whom had triggered desktop publishing systems that did not take part in public holidays or meals. The Internet itself was a threat to the print industry. Emails or direct input copies sent over the Internet are largely replaced by late night phone calls from journalists or tele-typed messages, and late news can make the page easier to access before the press.
At the top of the page, many newspapers, such as the recent Seattle Post Intelligencer are faced with declining sales and reduced advertising, which is why they are locked. It is not possible to blame the Internet, not least for advertising, but it has also created new opportunities here. The most obvious thing was to display most of the big newspapers on the Internet, although these digital versions complement or destroy the printed newspaper. Another reason for advertising reduction is the current economic recession, which could have been much more affected by the newspaper industry than on the Internet. Then there is the mass-produced printed book, an old companion who was with us since Gutenberg first printed his Bible in the middle of the 15th century. Is the Internet in jeopardy of the extinction of books and the printing industry? Until now, it does not seem that massive quantities of printed matter are growing steadily. Text editing and sophisticated digital publishing systems have reduced the cost of printing.
For example, color printing is now about double the black and white price, while ten decades ago. The extra cost of adding illustrations is still the highest quality paper today, while the Internet allows publishers to use freelance editors all over the world, not a commute distance, and an office should be provided.
The positive impact of the internet on the printing industry is not limited to mere production technologies such as word processing and digital data transmission. While many traditional book browsers regret the fact, websites such as Amazon are now the main market for the sale of printed books. Even freshly ground coffee and American style muffins in the modern big street bookstore are not enough to prevent an outrageous growth in the sale of online books.
Perhaps the only mystery is that readers are still sticking to the printed word paper today. Of course, they would save a lot of wood in the pulp mill and the same precious fuel saved in the bookkeeping. The probable answer is once again the good old TV screen. To date, digital content on the screen is simply unreadable as in most parts of paper printing, and despite manual devices for reading handheld books, this format is usually not portable.
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