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Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper

Excerpt: “Maybe it’s time to start thinking of paper and screens another way: not as an old technology and its inevitable replacement, but as different and complementary interfaces, each stimulating particular modes of thinking. Maybe paper is a technology uniquely suited for imbibing novels and essays and complex narratives, just as screens are for browsing and scanning.

 

I think this article goes hand in hand with all the concern over modern societies losing their ability to communicate despite the multitude of communication vehicles. We may have faster access by reading books virtually just like we have faster ways to communicate using phones and email, but neither of these methods are more relevant than traditional ways.

It’s about time people started standing up for print! There’s no reason print and digital materials can’t coincide peacefully. They each have their place.

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