"...[a Princeton study] has shown that readers retain information more reliably when they are challenged with so-called "disfluent" fonts..."
I think Reeves and Nass would agree - their studies showed that low-fi audio/visual elements were better retained by the media consumer. I think they decided it was probably because you had to try a little harder to distinguish the a/v elements from the noise, so you were better able to remember them. I wonder if this is the same concept.
I'm interested in the community's thoughts on this.