Link: NYTimes on print vs. eBook


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English: A Picture of a eBook Español: Foto de eBook Беларуская: Фотаздымак электроннай кнігі Русский: Фотография электронной книги (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


This week the New York Times takes a look at print vs. eBook behaviors.

People are ditching eBooks for print, citing the “feeling of a print book…absorbing and pleasurable.” Researchers even proved that students who use print score higher on exams because of print’s “immersive experience” (as explained in The Allure of the Print Book)

On the flip side, technology companies are trying to develop apps that mimic the print experience while adding value. As outlined in Out of Print, Maybe, but Not out of Mind, the physical design of print books are limited. eBooks can include additional features, like built-in dictionaries.

These two articles bring up interesting points about the “experience” of reading.

  • What are the pros and cons of reading a eBook vs. a print version?
  • Is there really a difference between carrying a devise vs. a bounded bunch of paper?
  • What does the “immersive experience” really mean?

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3 responses to “Link: NYTimes on print vs. eBook”

  1. sergiopizzini says :

    I will do this way. Thanks. Sergio
    TIM: la tua mail in mobilità con il BlackBerry®

  2. scatterwisdom says :

    Regardless, of preference, eBooks are more ecconomical and my guess is they will continue to grow as a choice especially when the costs for books, especially textbooks, keep increasing as they have..

  3. Anh says :

    What’s up, everything is going nicely here and ofcourse every one is sharing data, that’s actually fine,
    keep up writing.

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