[LINK] Kindle survey: good for reading, bad for study

Sylvano sylvano at gnomon.com.au
Thu May 27 10:44:22 AEST 2010

On Thu, May 27, 2010 10:15 am, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> I find this an interesting commentary on the relationship between how
> people want to read, and what they like reading it on...
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/26/kindle_flunks_out_of_college/
>> Amazon distributed Kindle DXs to students at a number of US colleges,
>> then solicited their feedback. What they discovered was that students
>> don't read textbooks, they use textbooks. And a traditional hard-copy
>> textbook is more usable — it's easier and more intuitive to thumb
>> through, search, and scribble on than an ebook.

Isn't this just saying that the user interface for the traditional text
book has the desired feature set implemented, whereas these other devices
are yet to implement them - at all or properly?

It would certainly be a benefit for me to have the e-versions of books be
as fully featured as paper based ones, because my screen is becoming a
damn mess with all these sticky notes, liquid paper and yellow highlight


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