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PROS and CONS of  PRINTING of PHYSICAL BOOKS versus  DIGITAL

(with the focus of books of a genealogical nature)

. . . Some Thoughts . .
And some links to various other options we have in our Internet based world




PHYSICAL BOOKS

PROS



CONS


DIGITAL VERSION OF A BOOK

PROS
 

CONS
 


A DIGITAL OF THE BOOK COPY ON A WEB SITE OR OTHER INTERNET BASED FACILITY

PROS


CONS









NOTE THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE PERCEIVED THAT ONE HAS TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THESE THREE OPTIONS.   RATHER  IT WOULD MAKE SENSE THAT A PERSON COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THREE OPTIONS ACCORDING TO THEIR NEEDS.  AND IN REALITY OUR INFORMATION WORLD TODAY - ALLOWS FOR A MULTIUUDE OF OPTIONS.
ALSO NOTE - IN TODAYS WORLD BOOK PRINTING IS DONE VIA AN ORIGINAL DIGITAL COPY – SO EVEN IF YOU ARE PRINTING A BOOK – YOU WOULD ALSO NORMALLY HAVE A DIGITIAL COPY.   BUT THE PHYSICAL PRINTING SHOULD BE SEEN AS AN OPTION – NOT AS A REQUIREMENT.
 



OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER


DIGITAL GENEALOGY  - A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD

ANCESTRY.COM
BLOGGING
FAMILYSEARCH
FAMILY TREE MAKER (FTM) - creating book with
GEDCOM - sharing data
GOOGLE DOCS
KINDLE
FACEBOOK
ROOTSWEB
ON DEMAND BOOK PRINTING
SOCIAL MEDIA
SNAPFISH
SHUTTERFLY
TNG SITE BUILDING