Reading electronic (softcopy) or hardcopy??

Reading - Reading electronic or hardcopy
Malaysia
February 27, 2009 8:16am CST
Would you prefer to read large amounts of notes through the monitor screen or would you actually print it out and only then read the materials?? Since all our lectures are prepared slides..I often print out the slides as I don't find myself the type who can actually manage just reading material from a screen, unless its something like an e-storybook...:p ..how about you?? Which do you prefer?? Any particular reason?? Princess
4 responses
@nuemann (332)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Well I have always loved the idea of reading mails from the screen of a computer, I feel aty ease seeing just about all the text in front of my eyes, that way am able to graps and focus more and a whole lot of materials all at the same time and the fact that I can ear plugs and still do the reading really makes me feel fulfilled when it comes to reading fun.
• United States
27 Feb 09
As much as I love my computer, I must say that when it comes to reading something, I prefer it to be hardcopy and not on the screen. I have a decent sized flat-screen, so it doesn't make me squint my eyes to see the words. But sometimes, like when I am really tired (which is most of the time...LOL) the light from the screen makes my eyes hurt, and I practically go cross-eyed. When I am looking at a piece of paper, I don't have the glare staring back at me. Also, paper is easier to move around than a computer. I can easily change positions.
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I prefer to do it the old fashion way with paper and pencil for several reasons. First, if you type notes, you can type much more than when you write and therefore you will have an excess of unneeded notes. One of my teachers taught me to take notes by paper and pencil because it limits you from writing down the useless stuff. Second, paper will not break down on you like a computer can at any time. It may rip, get wet, smudge, etc. but I have been dealing with that far longer than my computer crashing. It would such to have notes on your computer and then have it crash a few days before the test. Ouch! Lastly, I just prefer reading off a notebook or paper than the computer. I stare at the computer long enough already. I do not need another reason to do that.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
I prefer readings hardcopies, because its not much a strain in the eye compared to reading it in the PC