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Does Technology Keep Us From Reading Well?

An article in today’s New York Times discusses the influence of technology on how we read today (Yes, People Still Read but Now It’s Social). According to columnist Steven Johnson, authors like Nicholas Carr (and I’m sure many others) fear that we have less ability to focus than we used to have, and are therefore…

How to upgrade the Kindle

In Dreaming of the Superkindle, Harry McCracken of Technologizer proposes to Amazon the next great ways to improve the Kindle: color, less weight, graphics, improving newspaper and magazine readability, and creating the first great e-reader software.  Good suggestions, all.

Consumer Reports rates Kindle #1

In Consumer Reports’ first rating of E-readers, the Kindle came out on top.  Read more here.  The IPad wasn’t included in the ratings because it’s a multifunction device — however CR notes that the IPad is costlier, heavier, and recommends that readers purchase an IPad only if “willing to compromise to get a multifunction device.”

Welcome to the Book Stop!

I always wanted to run a bookstore.  For years I thought about buying a little used bookstore, adding a coffee counter and a great section of comfy chairs and a reading area for kids.  But I was never daring enough to take the leap.  Then last year, I bought a Kindle.  And now I barely…