Readers using electronic books are less likely to absorb what they have read because the information is presented in such simple form. Devices such as the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader display text in such a clear, legible format that this encourages the brain to be ‘lazy’, making it more difficult to take things on board, research suggests. The findings go against the conventional wisdom that legibility makes it easier for people to learn and remember information。
A study by Princeton University found that a significant number of those tested could recall more information when it was presented in unusual typefaces. The research suggests that introducing ‘disfluency’ – by making information superficially harder to understand – deepens the process of learning and encourages better retention. The psychologists said information which has to be actively generated rather than ‘passively acquired’ from simple text is remembered longer and more accurately。
Experts said the study showed the whole history of typography was had missed the point when it comes to learning. ‘It has been a movement towards easy to read fonts. We assume that anything which makes it easier to see the content is a good thing.’ When we see a font that is easy to read we’re able to process that in a mindless way, but when we see an unfamiliar font, one full of weird squiggles, we have to work a little bit harder. ‘That extra effort is a signal to the brain that this might be something worth remembering.’
Convenience, though, is still the main attraction-and that may still be the reason more and more people choosing e-books. And they probably wanna find out whether it is really making people lazy.
Imagine browsing through an online bookstore and downloading a novel into your electronic book via the modem in its spine. Transmitting The Legacy of Dr. Dahesh would take about a minute. Here are some simple tools for e-books reading, maybe you will need them sometime.
ePub to Kindle Converter helps you convert eBooks from ePub format, so you can read eBooks more easily on your Kindle. It’s more efficient when you use Kindle to get e-book resource on the internet.
ePub to Kindle Converter supports batch converting, very simple settings, And the simple and friendly (“Step by Step” Wizard) interface makes it easy to use.
Converts PDF ebooks to Kindle-friendly MOBI format, Facilitate your reading on Kindle Reader. PDF to Kindle Converter helps you convert eBooks from PDF format to kindle-friendly mobi format which in turn lets you use Kindle features like text to speech and notes that are not available on pdf.
In contrast, The mobi format specifically increased the contrast for text/images to make them more readable on Kindle screen. PDF to Kindle Converter supports batch converting, very simple settings, And the simple and friendly (“Step by Step” Wizard) interface makes it easy to use.
Lacking a fancy name and a fancy interface, and still in beta, Auto Kindle eBook Converter nevertheless quickly converts some of the most-used desktop formats to a Kindle-friendly MOBI for free.
Compatible with PDF, HTML, LIT, PDB, and CHM files, the program opens to a Windows file browser. Choose the file you want to convert, hit Open, and then choose your destination folder. The converter goes to work, generally converting files quickly–although this depends on the length of your document. When it’s done, connect your Kindle to your computer and move the file into the Documents folder. Safely disconnect the Kindle, and the converted file will appear in your main list of documents, automatically converted on the Kindle to its default MPB format.
The freeware converter is dead simple but there’s plenty of room for improvement. The most obvious thing it’s missing is a graphical interface, which could be combined with a default output directory to cut out several steps. Some formats may also hiccup on images, so don’t be surprised if pictures don’t always convert. However, it works and offers users another option besides e-mailing documents to their Kindle and paying the small conversion fee.
EPUB is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF).
EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that the text display can be optimized for the particular display device used by the reader of the EPUB-formatted book. The format is meant to function as a single format that publishers and conversion houses can use in-house, as well as for distribution and sale.
An EPUB file can optionally contain DRM as an additional layer, but it is not required by the specifications.In addition, the specification does not name any particular DRM system to use, so publishers can choose a DRM scheme to their liking. However, future versions of EPUB (specifically OCF) may specify a format for DRM.
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