Re: Readability and point size

Subject: Re: Readability and point size
From: Bob Morrisette <robert -dot- morrisette -at- EBAY -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 09:37:30 -0800

From: Daniel G. Dresner" daniel -dot- dresner -at- NCC -dot- CO -dot- UK

>An amusing (?) concept, of which I was informed, some time ago is the
>'rule' that people over the age of 40 have difficulty in reading
>anything under 12 point. Therefore, and this is NOT me saying this,
>anyone over the age of 40 receiving text that is less than 12 point
>has to put on their spectacles to read it.


While many people over 40 do have vision problems, almost all
wear corrective lenses to improve their vision to normal.
Vision for the over 40 crowd is not a reason to use 12 pt.
We always use 12 pt because it is easier to read than smaller text.
I not not believe that using 12 pt is a waste of space.

Bob Morrisette
writer -at- sabu -dot-

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