E-Book Readers

I have been reading lots of articles about E-Book readers since I would like to be able to make a convincing argument for buying one, without getting in trouble with my wife. A recent article on The Wired Campus shoots down one of my planned arguments, that since schools will be using them to deliver textbooks to students, I need to familiarize myself with them and should try to stay up on current technology. Northwest Missouri State University tried this with the Sony e-book readers and found that the lack of interactivity hurt their usage in the classroom. This makes sense to me, in their current state they lack interactivity and function identical to traditional books, and so would not appeal to students more than a regular textbook. It does not, however, help me justify getting one. Maybe when the new Kindle 2.0 arrives, I can talk my way into getting one…..we’ll see.

RSM

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