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Print versus Electronic

The argument over reading print versus reading on screens continues. Some remain convinced that paper has no peer. But recent research from Germany suggests otherwise:

There are no disadvantages to reading from electronic reading devices compared with reading printed texts. This is one of the results of the world’s first reading study of its kind undertaken by the Research Unit Media Convergence of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with MVB Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH. “E-books and e-readers are playing an increasingly important role on the worldwide book market…

Professor Dr. Stephan Füssel, chair of the Institute of Book Studies and spokesperson for the Media Convergence Research Unit at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz [says] “This study provides us with a scientific basis for dispelling the widespread misconception that reading from a screen has negative effects…”

The name of the University that did the research is, of course, noted 🙂


(via the Common Room Blog)