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  • Alex Van Putten

    I've always known that my kids would be reading textbooks with some sort of interactive e-reader with highlighting and note taking capability (I don't have kids yet, btw). I wonder how a system like this will address viruses? Maybe e-readers aren't able of "contracting" a virus yet? I imagine the upkeep will cost more money in product maintenance whereas modern, book-filled libraries spend more on operations.

  • georgepl

    As my mother always reminded me, "There's something to be said about a handwritten letter." I think we could say this applies directly to books, as well. For shame...

    • Lindsey Smith

      It's super cool, but I do think that it replaces the principle and tradition of a library. Lance, have you been to a library like this?

  • Audrey Bellis

    while this is awesome, nothing replaces the touch, feel, and smell of actually reading a physical book. I feel the same about newspapers, nothing like ink on your fingers and a nice crease

    • Liz Dwyer

      I haven't been bitten by the e-reader bug yet but my kids read in both formats. They like holding a physical book, but they prefer how much lighter