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The End of Inbox

by M.G. Siegler

 

Slow Down, Reader

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Taylor McNeil:

It was an object lesson for her that no one is immune to the downsides of reading on screens. “I believe that the reading brain is changing imperceptibly,” she said. “The glut of information that we are all bombarded with is actually changing how we read. This skimming, browsing, word-spotting way of reading on digital screens is bleeding over to all of what we are reading, which has truly potentially pernicious effects on the quality of thought that we are using while we read.”

There is no question of this in my mind. It's why I try to read a book every night before I go to bed. Though I do it on the Kindle... [via Jeff Lawson]

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