Reading and Writing the Electronic Book

- eBooks started a lot of controversy when they began -- people worried about compromising the nature of reading - the section about printing more documents and how we're actually reading less was very interesting, but I do agree with that
- are eBooks putting an end to reading in depth?
- I like the term "ludic engagement"
- "reading is about the content of the book, not the container" (p. 15)
- the assumptions of reading are self-explanatory, expected, and completely believable, until Marshall turns them around... - the graph with active reading and immersive reading and the table with the reading types were both extremely interesting; I appreciated the examples and explanations Marshall provided - Marshall also mentioned the idea that some people believe they skim more while reading on-screen -- an idea that Krug definitely believes in and that we have discussed at length in class
- the differences between typography in print and digital documents -- emphasizes what I experienced with Diagrammatic Writing - Marshall's thoughts and comparisons are so much more in-depth than Krug's -- even though Krug published a self-help book and Marshall published a scholarly work, the difference is still a bit shocking
- I appreciate that Marshall considers essentially all types of writing and is thorough while doing so, including literature, specifically the importance of layout for poetry; again, unlike Krug
- there are so many things about fonts that I was not aware of -- I knew a bit about Serif and Sans Serif fonts, and how Serif fonts are a bit easier to read, but it goes much deeper than I thought
- the comparison between laptop and mobile reading on page 34 was interesting as well
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