Old people read faster on the Kindle

Old people are three times faster at reading than young people on ereaders, says new research from Germany. An interesting finding. But one might suspect they have: i) had a lot of practice at reading, ii) have had a lot of practice at skipping bits while keeping some level of comprehension, iii) have a bigger vocabulary so don’t pause on unfamiliar words, and iv) they have probably also ramped up the font size, leading to easier and thus faster reading.

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