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That's where I am, too -- I use my computer to channel and read online articles. I use Google Reader to aggregate my SRS feeds. Occasionally I will read on my iPhone, but this is not ideal, as I often will discover links to other articles, want to make notes, send an email, add books to my Goodreads lists, etc. and that is very cumbersome on a non-multitasking device with no keyboard. I have no problem reading for long periods of time (many hours) on a laptop screen, and it is portable and convenient. I use Readability http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ to help reduce screen clutter and make it easier to save or share ad-free PDF copies of an online article. I also use Instapaper http://www.instapaper.com/ to save articles to read later anywhere I happen to be (iPhone, someone else's computer, etc.). I also read ebooks on my iPhone using Stanza. Primarily these are ebooks I purchase online, download to my computer and transfer to the iPhone via Stanza. This works very well. The screen is plenty big enough for my nearsighted eyes. I like the ability to read ebooks on something that fits in my pocket and can read equally well in sunlight and in the dark. So far, no other ereader has met my needs, and even the iPhone can't do it well without the support of a computer. I have great hopes for the iPad, but so far it does not have significant advantages over my MacBook or iPhone, and several significant drawbacks. > From: Larry Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > My e-reader is my computer. > >> From: Guven Witteveen <email@example.com> >> Dear EDTECH readers, >> I imagine that e-list subscribers are more likely than most audiences to >> adopt e-Readers such as Kindle or Nook or Sony-eReader. Please share the >> ways that you channel professional reading into your e-reader. A few >> magazines and blogs may be available in (paid) subscription form; fewer >> still are the academic journals that are ready-made for portable e-Reading. >> Online services like www.instapaper.com let one aggregate Web content for >> use on e-readers, as does the conversion program, www.calibre.com but in >> these early days we live in, it still requires early adopters to be >> resourceful and dogged to funnel content onto their device of choice. >> So for the interest of those who haven't yet taken the plunge into portable >> e-reading, please share the ways that your device now fits into your reading >> stream. >> Sincerely, >> Guven Witteveen, sjmi_y@yahoo dotcom >> Independent Scholar and Curriculum Producer -Maggi Idzikowski Media Specialist Allen Elementary School, Ann Arbor MI firstname.lastname@example.org Blogging with my 4-year-old at http://mamalibrarian.blogspot.com/ --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH