Studies Disagree on Whether Readers Absorb Less on Kindles than on Paper

The Guardian reported yesterday on a new study which showed that reading on a Kindle led test subjects to recall fewer details from the story, leading some to speculate that we’ve reached the edges of ebook usability. While Nicholas Carr might want to use this paper to sound the death knell of ebooks, I think further… Read More »

Does the Backlight on the iPad Really Help Improve Reading Speed? Maybe Not

There’s a story going around today about a recent study at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. According to most press accounts, ophthalmologists at the school have shown that readers with moderate vision loss benefit ted from reading on a backlit screen. The 100 test subjects boosted their reading speed by 42 words-per-minute while reading… Read More »