The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.
Britain’s Quick Reads charity sounds like a commendable organization. Set up in 2006, it promotes reading to the 0ne in six adults in the UK who struggle with reading—and for those learning English as a foreign language.
Interestingly, it commissions easier-to-read books from some highly popular authors such as Jeffrey Archer.
An article in The Observer comments:
Cathy Rentzenbrink, project director of Quick Reads, said: "The potential impact of technology on less confident readers is tremendous… [E-reading] allows adult learners to engage with books on their own terms, aiding their learning and boosting their confidence too.
Last month the charity published the results of a survey into how technology is shaping our reading habits: nearly half (48%) of UK adults who use technology to read said it had made them read more; 41% said that being able to look up words they didn't know has made reading easier while half said that being able to adjust the appearance of the text has helped; 62% said that being able to access free ebooks has meant they have read books they would not otherwise have read.
I regard e-readers, tablets, and e-books as truly wonderful developments but would hate to see traditional print being eliminated. There is something particularly evocative about real books. I’ve been in love with them all my life—and, in many ways, they are my life.
Writing them is also an extraordinarily effective and pleasant way to make friends—lots of them. Readers think they get to know me when they read my books—and the truth is, they do.
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