Yes, it's that time of year again... Fruitopia.
After all the ballyhoo about the iPad taking over everything to do with the printed page... I find it to be reassuring as a professional book maker to read this article which is drawn from conclusions of a study of half a million readers.
The implications of the findings are that students using real books do significantly better in school than students using e-books. Long live real paper and real artists. (40% better).
"It’s not the physical presence of the books that produces the biggest impact, she suggested. It’s the change in the way the students see themselves as they build a home library. They see themselves as readers, as members of a different group."