In a recent survey of over 300 university students, 92% said they preferred a hard copy for serious reading.
An interesting statistic considering the ubiquity of e-readers these days. I would have assumed the opposite, considering the number of toddlers I see bumbling around, clumsily jabbing at their smartphones (which I still find to be an affront to humanity). I can’t remember the last time I saw someone holding an actual physical book in public.
Personally, I’ve always preferred holding a printed book rather than reading from a screen. There’s something about the weight and smell of a book that makes the act of reading so much more intimate. I thought I was just being stubbornly romantic, but it seems not.
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