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Computer Type is NOT Print Type

Accordingly, many principles related to the choice of print type do not apply when the medium is a computer monitor. A starting point is to acknowledge the limitations of the new medium. These include:

Limited availability of fonts
Poor font resolution
Lower character/background
Reading distance is fixed, and
    may be uncomfortable
Reduced hand/body motion and
    a rigid posture increase fatigue
Difficult to focus: emitted light, flicker,
    glare, on a curved surface
Low resolutions and small displays
    increase page turning
Layout is less flexible: some bad
    margins, inelegant line widths and
    clumsy justifications may have
    to be accepted
Unfamiliar environments and
    feelings of impermanence
    create additional stress