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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Should e-readers be allowed in coffee shops?

The NY Times Bits blog has an interesting posting about whether or not e-readers should be allowed in the coffee shops that do not allow computers. Are e-readers equivalent to computers or paper books? What do you think?


Clyde Smith said...

I think somebody smart should be creating ereader cases that look like books.

In fact, someone may already have since creating cases and peripherals whose design refers to previous technologies happens all the time.

And sometimes there's a market for that!

dltj said...

Hmm. My first observation was: there are coffee shops that don't allow computers?