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Old 02-02-2008, 07:38 AM   #8
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Second, if the proficiency rate of readers comparing 2 paragraphs is only 15%, you know where the real work of your teachers needs to be concentrated. A loss of 2% isn't nearly as significant as the fact that the rate is so frickin' low to begin with!
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That said, I've maintained that an attractive-enough device can bring more people into reading e-books, quite likely as an after-market to follow e-magazines and e-newspapers. If a cellphone proves to be that popular for reading content on the go (the iPhone or iPod touch, for instance), great. I'd guess at a larger device, at least the size of Sony's reader. But the important part is the features people want, combined with the content they want.
Yup. I'm not sure that a phone is actually the device that will get e-books into the mainstream, for the simple reason that screens for reading large amounts of text generally need to be bigger than what is a convenient size for a phone. (Also, I'm not in the habit of taking my phone into bed, but that may be just me.) Still, the iPhone is *almost* that device, and may end up being just good enough. It's a PDA done more or less right, with a phone and an interface that's basically all screen real estate. Maybe the right way is something like a phone with a roll-out flexible e-ink screen like the Readius, although that solution feels slightly clunky to me, conceptually speaking.
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