That's the claim, anyway. Scientists have perfected the ideal way to read online. Money quote:
Early results have been encouraging. According to Walker, a study funded by the U.S. Department of Education found that students who read text books in Live Ink are adding 10-15 percentile points on nationally standardized reading tests. Non native English speakers are seeing similar improved proficiency.
A more detailed article about the technology and science behind Live Ink can be found here.
If the technology lives up to its promise, Live Ink represents a veritable breakthrough that could change the way people read online content. With eyeballs moving from dead tree media to a screen near you, readability of online text will become a competitive differentiator for many online content providers.
Here's a glimpse of the difference.