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  1. On the 42100 thread, page 51, there was a whole discussion of the above. I didn't want to distract more from the 42100 thread and I thought it was a good enough conversation to create a new topic. So lets discuss! The topic is whether TLG should just change to digital copies of instructions for environmental reasons or as cost saving methods, or remain the same and keep supplying paper-based instructions as always. One thing I would like to point out, that was not pointed out before, is that there is ample evidence to suggest that reading on paper facilitates comprehension more than reading digitally. Obviously there are some exceptions. What you are accustomed to, what you do all day, etc. There is also a generational gap, where younger generations typically are more receptive to digital presentation than older generations. Everyone is different. But, reading on paper offers a different medium than does digital presentation, and it does facilitate one to slow down and take one's time. Also, if someone struggles with headaches, reading on paper vs. digitally can help alleviate those HAs. In the past I have worked both as a student and an instructor writing or editing long reports or articles. I have found it helpful both for myself and for my students, if they write digitally, to print out their work when editing. It provides a different medium and the brain is a little more on alert to catch mistakes. There is a whole laundry list of automatic cognitive processes that occur when we read and write through the same medium (digitally) - over and over and over. So, naturally, the brain is not as cautious when reading something the same way. It "fills in" a lot of blanks. That is where using a different medium is very very helpful. In contrast, if I were working with someone who wrote and read on paper all day (rarely happens, but it does still happen), I would recommend they try reading something digitally if they really wanted to understand it. I have worked a lot with very old, geriatric patients who still read their news, write letters, etc. on paper. When they really want to comprehend something I recommend reading digitally - because again, it is something different. I usually have good outcomes with this. Because I write and read all day on screen, I really enjoy reading on paper. When I build Lego I don't even use software. Cant. So tired of the screen. If TLG were to actually completely do away with paper-based copies of instructions this would be a huge deal for me. I have no problem paying a little extra for paper-based instructions. For those interested in looking further. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9817.12269 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.edurev.2018.09.003 https://doi.org/10.3102/0034654317722961