Finding Your Book Interrupted … By the Tablet You Read It On


Very interesting article in the NY Times on the differences between reading in hard copy and on a tablet device.

By  and  Published: March 4, 2012, NY Times

Reading a book on a tablet like the Kindle Fire is “like trying to cook when there are little children around,” David Myers said.

Can you concentrate on Flaubert when Facebook is only a swipe away, or give your true devotion to Mr. Darcy while Twitter beckons?

People who read e-books on tablets like the iPad are realizing that while a book in print or on a black-and-white Kindle is straightforward and immersive, a tablet offers a menu of distractions that can fragment the reading experience, or stop it in its tracks.

…complete article here

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