Sunday, August 22, 2010

Noticed - E-Books Make Readers Less Isolated - NYTimes.com

Consistent with my experience, but people ask about the e-reader, not the books.  For increased isolation, load music on your Kindle and wear earbuds…

“Strangers constantly ask about it,” Michael Hughes, a communications associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said of his iPad, which he uses to read a mix of novels and nonfiction. “It’s almost like having a new baby.” An iPad owner for four months, Mr. Hughes said people were much more likely to approach him now than when he toted a book. “People approach me and ask to see it, to touch it, how much I like it,” he said. “That rarely happens with dead-tree books.”

Noticed - E-Books Make Readers Less Isolated - NYTimes.com

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