The Guardian reported on 23 December on Harvard research suggesting screen-reading will keep you awake. This is crazy. Reading an exciting or troubling book in any format may be enough to keep you awake, your brain racing, computing options and implications. And do we really need to suggest further barriers to reading? If your iPad keeps you awake, that’s just another few minutes you’ll be able to devote to reading the book.

Turns out the claim is slightly inaccurate anyway, in that the tests were carried out with back-lit iPads, not less glarey Kindles. Gigaom leaped in to qualify the claim. The Digital Reader was also quick to point out that reading on an iPad is not synonymous with reading an e-book, however much Apple fans might wish it so. This “news” isn’t all that new: The Digital Reader was telling us about it back in 2010.