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Words On Screen


E-readers, tablets, and smart phones -- every day, millions of people read using their handheld devices. But how does this affect our critical thinking and our attention spans? In her book, “Words Onscreen,” Naomi Baron, professor of linguistics at American University, argues that the benefits of reading on-the-go are equally matched by the drawbacks. We’ll take a look at how our reading habits are changing and hear her predictions on the future of reading.