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Old 03-29-2011, 06:35 AM   #1
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Another Librarian embraces the ebook

Hi all,
I'm really interested in ebooks for the frail and elderly. The weight and font size choice seems perfect for the elderly who spend a lot of time reading.
I've just purchased a Kobo for my 91 year old mother, and whie waiting for delivery I'm hoping I've made the right choice.
Cheers All
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to Mobileread ....

Pop into the Kobo Forum for the latest in tricks and tips ...

and good luck . My mother would probably "run a mile" - but then she rarely reads books ....
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:11 AM   #3
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Yes, you have the Kobo is the most simple reader of them all. If she can't figure out the Kobo then nothing will help her at all. I do not own a Kobo but I have heard many times from kobo owners. Another thing to think about is a yearly tech support contract for her, instead of calling you in the middle of the night or while you are at work to figure out some feature get her a yearly tech support contract with someone like Geek Squad, for approximatly $130 a year your mother can call them 24x7x365 with any question about tech at all.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:52 AM   #6
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Good to have your company, Glendak. I'm sure your mum will enjoy the new reading experience. I have many friends well into their eighties -- lifelong bibliophiles -- who love their ebook-dedicated readers and feel that they've come to the rescue of their favourite leisure pursuit.

Believe me, none of these folks are exactly high-tech-minded, but all took to their readers like ducks to water. Avoid the bells-and-whistles machines and your mother will be forever gratefful for your kind thought. Good luck to her and very best wishes to you both. Neil
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Thankyou, everyone. The Kobo arrived and I think it will be perfect. The controls are very much like a TV remote, which Mum manages well.
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Thankyou, everyone. The Kobo arrived and I think it will be perfect. The controls are very much like a TV remote, which Mum manages well.

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