eBooks: Studying Vs. Reading

This post is from August but the Comment to it raises an important point.

Med Students: Would a College Edition of Kindle be Worth it?

From the Comment:

When I study, I usually have four or five open books in front of me with only a glance needed to go between one of the other, all marked up, with my notes as well. Studying on a Kindle just doesn’t add up to this.

That being said, I would definitely buy such a device for the times when it is really called for, i.e., a long plane flight where you might want to take a few books but don’t want to carry around 25 extra pounds, etc.

He’s right. Look at this:

the dual-display ebook reader project

It’s been a long time since I had to deal with textbooks, but that Comment brought back memories of — yep! — having more than one book open at a time.

Subliminally, perhaps that’s why I focus on eBooks for personal entertainment use. It’d really be hell to jump between multiple texts on all current eInk devices.

Of course, Study Tables would be great …




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3 Comments on “eBooks: Studying Vs. Reading”

  1. Alan Pritt Says:

    I heard a lot of people dis Microsoft’s table when they announced it. But to me, this is exactly the reason why it is a good idea. I’m not really expecting to see a viable consumer version for at least 10 years though.

    On another note, where the hell did WP get that avatar of me from? Off to investigate.

  2. mikecane Says:

    Oh, I dissed it too!


    My envisioned Social Table still makes me ill.

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