Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we donâ€™t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book. Reading â€œinvolves factors not usually acknowledged,â€ she told me. â€œThe ergonomics, the haptics of the device itself. The tangibility of paper versus the intangibility of something digital.â€ The contrast of pixels, the layout of the words, the concept of scrolling versus turning a page, the physicality of a book versus the ephemerality of a screen, the ability to hyperlink and move from source to source within seconds onlineâ€”all these variables translate into a different reading experience.