Have you ever felt that the quality of your reading has suffered because you read books on your iPad or smartphone? Well, there is a difference in reading a print book and a PDF or an epub and what’s different is the entire deep reading process or what involves ‘inference, critical analysis and empathy’.
“This is not a simple, binary issue of print vs digital reading and technological innovation. As MIT scholar Sherry Turkle has written, we do not err as a society when we innovate, but when we ignore what we disrupt or diminish while innovating. In this hinge moment between print and digital cultures, society needs to confront what is diminishing in the expert reading circuit, what our children and older students are not developing, and what we can do about it.”
Read Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound by Maryanne Wolf.