Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read?
Digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology.Paul Higgins: The evidence here seems a bit flimsy but it is a reasonable question to ask. The wider question must be in the context of how those e-books are used more generally. If I carry around a set of important e-books on my iPad and keep referring to them for information then that is likely to reinforce my knowledge more than the paper versions which I could never physically carry around in the same way. There are also social questions to ask with new sharing and annotating systems developing. The question of learning has to be in the context of how the e-books are used in total.
Full Story: Time
she dazzles by the head light
she radiates perfect beauty
in every whisper of her sweet voice
thy heart mesmerize
-RNV (Perihelion of maria)
You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect - you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break - her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.
Bob Marley (via arreter)
As long as what you want does not cause harm to others, you never need to apologize for pursuing your own dreams and big ideas.
Chris Guillebeau in The Art of Non-Conformity (p.37, ¶1)
“Science can help us to get over this craven fear in which mankind has lived for so many generations. Science can teach us, and I think our own hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary supports, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts here below to make this world a fit place to live in, instead of the sort of place that the churches in all these centuries have made it.”
As a day well spent makes sleep seem pleasant, so a life well employed makes death pleasant. A life well spent is long.
Leonardo da Vinci (via tanasoca)
It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.
Carl Sagan (via philphys)
The next time you complain about the rain… let this dragonfly give you a bit of perspective.