Archive | August, 2014

'The haptic and tactile feedback of a Kindle does not provide the same support for mental reconstruction of a story as a print pocket book does' … an ebook reader. Photograph: Alamy

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were “significantly” worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading […]

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Quire sans: the new type face has been created to for the print and communications business

New typeface harks back to the origin of print

It was an age of the Black Death, The Spanish Inquisition and public executions. And it was the age of the birth of print when the word quire referred to a collection of printed leaves, folded and ready for manuscript binding. The word quire has now been adopted by Monotype’s Jim Ford of the Monotype […]

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