Generation Gap Among E-reader Users

A survey on e-reader preferences released by Pew Research Center showed a distinct difference between the ages of those surveyed and the devices they choose to read on. As reported by KVOA.com younger readers prefer to read e-books on their cellphones while older readers prefer dedicated devices. This is interesting but I think just follows the trend for smartphone adoption.  Still as smartphone screen sizes increase and dedicated reader screens decrease the two appear to be converging. Also obvious is the convenience of having that once device that is phone, email, Facebook, audio video player and e-reader all in one. The trade off there, however, is the complexity that such a device brings when compared to a single minded device like a Kindle or Nook. As suggested by, Paidcontent.org the data used in the survey is a year old and may have changed. I would like to see newer data, but I suspect, if anything, the gap may have widened. The survey also shows that teen readers make up the lowest percentage of e-book readers. This may be do to the lack of access to e-books, (that teens want to read), from their school or public libraries. What do you think? The comments section is open.

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~ by Vinny Alascia on October 23, 2012.

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