A guest post from fellow bibliophile, Srinivas Shastri of Shastrix blog.
Paper burns at 451ºF and the Kindle at just 140ºF
From the Guardian: Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds
A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were "significantly" worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading experience.
Felt the same some time back. From Kindle a Kindred Spirit:
Another thing i worry about is how well i can recall the stuff i read on the Kindle. Due to the monotonous look and feel (except, perhaps, for a change in font), i find that i can't remember material that well. But with a book, there are more cues, in terms of where it is located such as:
* Left- or right-hand page
* Location within the page (top, middle, or bottom)
* The look of the page itself.
Note: Kindle burns at 140ºF: goo.gl/K1udZ6