Thanks Heather for your feedback. Yes I read the research years ago and also followed the “press” or “bloggers” that was put out at the time. I did not see anywhere in this “ articles” and “bloggers” about the research authors highlighting the interpretation of the research being mis-understood. Sorry if I missed that.
My point, at this time the novelty is the issue with determining the difference between the proficiency usability between the devices. The research between the difference between low and high technology —is very difficult to control.
I cannot help but think of the some quotes like this one from the National Association of Teachers in 1907, “Students today depend too much upon ink. They don’t know how to use a pen knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil!”
People don’t like change, its hard, I get it, but we are at time where ICT are changing and we cannot look back. When research is used to hamper change and give arguments for no change, really does not help society in my opinion. Research should be used to help change, not an argument to stop change.
My whole point with my self experiment was how can I make better ICT for everyone.