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Students Still Prefer Physical Books

The survey was conducted by American University linguistics professor Naomi Baron. Reasons for teens’ preference include the satisfaction of gauging one’s physical progress in a book, and the pride of ownership that comes with displaying a printed book.  

Despite the fact that 50 percent of Americans own a tablet or e-reader…Baron has found that owning is not the same thing as enjoying the actual experience….’There really is a physical, tactile, kinesthetic component to reading.’ (Digital Trends)

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