Monday, August 20, 2012
Gen Y likes old-school books
The University of Cal and California Digital Library did a survey that said 58% of students use ebooks, but most still prefer print and paper pages.
Only 34% of the 2,400 surveyed preferred Nook, Kindle and the gang.
Graduate students tended to take to the technology better.
Problem is—highlighting, among other approaches.
Ebooks are mostly for pleasure reading—say at the beach. But simply reading is not what students do. Ebooks make it hard to jump around—read summaries, put the book on the desk and make notes, etc.
I feel a little less dino-like.
Do this many kids write in their books? Oh, well-diff subject.