Pew, Princeton survey shows U.S. ereading up

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

A new survey from Princeton Survey Research Associates International and made available through Pew Internet indicates that “the proportion of Americans who read e-books is growing,” while “more also own dedicated e-reading devices.” The survey, one of the first of the new [...]

Should we make e-books harder to read?

By Chris Meadows
February 11, 2012 // 4 Comments

In 2010, I looked at a Princeton study that found using harder-to-read fonts actually improved memory retention. Recently, writer Alan Jacobs at The Atlantic has considered that same study (via the book Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman) in light of what it might mean for e-readers. Jacobs [...]

Princeton University Press gets into eshorts

By Paul Biba
October 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

From PaidContent: Princeton University Press appears to be the first university press to join the e-singles game. On November 9, the press will launch Princeton Shorts, a series of nonfiction e-singles consisting of selections from previously published books. The e-singles “stand alone well and [...]

Fonts of wisdom? Study shows harder-to-read fonts improve learning

By Chris Meadows
October 23, 2010 // 6 Comments

All the people and businesses who have concentrated on making e-books easier to read might actually have been doing things wrong all this time, at least from the standpoint of education and retention. The BBC reports that a Princeton University study shows that using difficult-to-read fonts leads [...]

Not so fast: iPads not ‘banned’ from universities after all

By Chris Meadows
April 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Last week we reported on a story that a number of universities (such as Princeton, Cornell, and George Washington University) were allegedly “banning the iPad” due to problems caused by the way the iPad handles DHCP (part of the system that governs how wifi connections are made or dropped). [...]

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