Clearly, reading in print and on the Internet are different. On paper, text
has a predetermined beginning, middle and end, where readers focus for a
sustained period on one author’s vision. On the Internet, readers skate through
cyberspace at will and, in effect, compose their own beginnings, middles and
I read exclusively online these days. I enjoy the reading I do on the computer. I like the freedom to jump around and edit what I read, which you really can't do with a book. But what about children learning to read and progressing through their education? It will be interesting to see what the Times comes up with.