Why was media so surprised that 21% of Americans have read an e-book?

Earlier this month, results of a new Pew survey generated significant headlines.  I couldn’t understand the reason people got so excited.  I mean, the Pew data indicated that e-book readers are first and foremost, readers:  people who read a lot in many formats. (Link below.)

Embracing e-books is simply part of the ongoing shift to digital.  No big headline buried there.  Now if research ever revealed that using an electronic device is better for a child than reading a traditional book with a parent, that would make a worthy headline.



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