Friday, August 26, 2011
We all like to have our prejudices confirmed. One of mine is that reading a dead-tree newspaper is far better than reading the same material online. Partly it's a matter of experience and comfort, partly a judgment about ease of browsing and so forth. Jack Shafer in Slate has the same view and even found an academic study showing that retention is better when news is consumed via broadsheet instead of a screen. I guess we're pretty close to an anecdotal consensus now.