Nate Barham offers up a suggestion on why digital pagination is oddly nice:
The fact that the page-flip animation is “slow,” that’s a feature. As someone who teaches literature and language every day, processing time can be a huge factor in a reader’s ability to internalize and apply information. Pagination can be helpful in doing so with digital content.
After reading this I couldn’t help but notice that I do enjoy that fraction of a second break that I get when I “flip” the page.