The Nielsen Norman Group gave 25 people a short story by Ernest Hemingway to read on one of four platforms: PC desktop, Kindle, iPad, or printed book. Their study found that iPads and Kindles slowed reading 6.2 and 10.7 percent, respectively, compared to print.
But those same readers gave the iPad and Kindle slightly higher satisfaction ratings than print — and much higher than a PC — while only offering slight complaints about the iPad's weight and the Kindle's contrast. Have you found reading devices help or hinder your reading intake? Photo by voxtheory.