I've been gone from JWs a good while. Please clarify. Do you mean to say that the practice of brining a printed bible to a meeting, and following along by flipping to scripture is not being done? What are the mechanics of this? Is it really "frowned upon" to be using paper literature?
They want you to use a tablet, open up a magazine pdf or something, and the probably just "look up" scriptures by hitting a hyperlink or something?
They way you all describe it, I almost want to go to a meeting to see how it goes down.
A side thought. Honest to God, in this world of technological overflow, digital phones, people on the sidewalks heads down texting, unfocused conversations with people when face to face distracted by their phones, non stop selfies, an overflow of video content in every place you go, and other ubiquitous digital bs (just my opinion), the idea of the JWs still slugging away by actually READING as a group with real books, however goofy the books, at least felt like they where sticking to some sort slower paced distraction free value set. To hear they are just going along with the technological overflow has to be a nightmare for older ones.