Originally Posted by mgmueller
Which is not to underestimate.
I've been lucky myself so far.
But there are lots of stories (legend or not, who knows?), people stating damages of the displays due to very minor bumps.
There's a substrate layer below the (glas) surface of the display.
Obviously, minor tension can be enough to stress that substrate.
And then the display can take harm.
I never put anything on top of my readers. I never transport them without protecting the display. Better safe than sorry...
I do not, in any way, disagree. I'm on my second ereader, having been an idiot on the first one, and not buying a cover.