@misc{cogprints754, volume = {10}, number = {4}, title = {Reading and skimming from computer screens and books: The paperless office revisited?}, author = {Paul Muter and Paula Maurutto}, year = {1991}, pages = {257--266}, journal = {Behaviour \& Information Technology}, url = {http://cogprints.org/754/}, abstract = {Past research has demonstrated that reading efficiency is lower from standard computer displays of the 1980s than from paper. In the present experiments, subjects read or skimmed stories, sometimes from a high-quality CRT (cathode ray tube) and sometimes from a book. Skimming was 41\% slower from the CRTs than from the book. Possible reasons for this finding are discussed. Reading speed and comprehension were equivalent for the high-quality CRTs and the book. The paperless office may be imminent after all.} }