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    Why is it difficult to compare the usability of computer displays with that of information displayed on paper? List three important factors to consider when deciding to use paper or a computer to display information.

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    There are three primary reasons that it is difficult to compare information on paper with the same information displayed on computer screens.

    The first issue is simply size. The second issue is portability. The third is expense.

    Size refers to the limitations of a computer screen display. Very large pieces of paper are CERTAINLY less expensive and more readily obtainable than a large computer screen display. Plus, ...

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    In what ways is paper more desirable than a computer display to present information? In what ways is the computer display a better choice? Comparisons of both methods are discussed, with applications where each can be viewed as superior to the other, depending on need and application.