Morning Coffee – 23 July 2018

Morning Coffee - 23 July 2018 Uncategorized

Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Morning Coffee – 23 July 2018

  1. The Dyslexia font issue reminds me very much of the (very minimal) studies purporting to demonstrate that reading on devices instead of books is bad for you in some way (sleep disturbance, degraded comprehension or whatever). Since there are inexpensive technical ‘solutions’ for devices (a new font, ‘night reading’ mode), while good research takes far more time and money to derive, vendors are only too happy to provide palliative solutions, to sell the next device or ebook to you, whether the science can justify it or not. Hard to blame them unless they cross the line and make actual claims that it cures dyslexia, insomnia, or some such..

    I’m very much in favor of research Into reading but there is no reason to think it will yield significant gains in ‘reading effectiveness’ or whatever we can call it in general, beyond some narrow range of disability or limitations.

    What we all want is to be able to read and comprehend with perfect clarity any book in any language in under a minute. Who is working on that one?

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