Paper and pixels

This morning a friend came up to me and said “I really liked that article you linked to the other day, though I can’t remember what it was about.”

He said something else that made me think which one he might have meant. “Was it that article that says we don’t remember what we read online as well as what we read on paper?”

“Yeah! That was it!”

2 thoughts on “Paper and pixels

  1. I’m currently rereading Lakatos’s Proofs and Refutations on my Kindle. It is quite a bit more unwieldy than the print version because of the frequent footnotes, which are an important part of the text. I have to click on the footnotes to see them instead of just letting my eyes wander down to the bottom of the page.

  2. A few years ago I ordered from Cambridge University Press the 2-volume set of Lakatos’s writings on the philosophy of science. The printing was a horrible photo-reproduction, so blurry as to be painful to read. I returned the books, disgusted that a respected publisher which was charging close to $100 for these books could not do the simple steps necessary to print it crisply.

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