9.719 reading from screen

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Fri, 12 Apr 1996 08:44:17 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 719.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Dennis Cintra Leite <Dennis@eaesp.fgvsp.br> (27)
Subject: RE: 9.692 article in AM; MonoConc releas

For whatever its worth, I disagree with the idea that it is specially
unpleasant reading from computer screens. I do it for several hours a day
and don't feel particularly the worse for it.

* Fallows picks up something that we have worried quite a few times:
* from even the nicest computer screen is so unpleasant--and the
expectation is so strong
* that the computer will always be doing something more active than just
* displaying text--that computers will remain better suited to jumping
* topic to topic than to the sustained intellectual, artistic, or
* experience that print can provide."

* Comments?

* WM

dennis cintra leite
sao paulo business school (eaesp/fgv)
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