Does the Brain Like E-Books? – Room for Debate Blog – NYTimes.com – each medium has advantages and disadvantages; an example being that hypertext allow one to quickly access supplmental information while also increasing distractions. I find that the web is really good for finding and scanning a wide array of articles, books etc. But generally if I want to read something thoroughly I prefer to print it and then read it.
I recently installed the BN eReader on my netbook. I like it, one advantage is that the books don’t take up “actual” space. Reading from a computer seems to be harder than reading a printed text or book; perhaps that will change with more practice. I doubt that books and printed text will ever be entirely replaced with digital media; but it will be interesting to see how kids growing up with digital media feel about print vs digital as opposed to old guys like me….