%A Paul Muter %A Paula Maurutto %J Behaviour & Information Technology %T Reading and skimming from computer screens and books: The paperless office revisited? %X 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. %N 4 %P 257-266 %V 10 %D 1991 %L cogprints754