Would the Developing World Use E-Readers More Than Laptops?
Barence writes “Stuart Turton writes about how the local children reacted to his Kindle on a recent visit to the Nagpur region of India. ‘About 20 kids stood in a big group, just watching me: big eyes, curious expressions, ridiculously cute and all intent on the Kindle,’ he writes. ‘Just turning the page caused them to drag their friends over, and there’s no reality where changing the font size of your book should make you cooler than a Jimmy Hendrix guitar solo. That was just the warm-up act though; it was the text-to-speech feature that pretty much made me the best friend of the entire village. A charity could do a lot worse than to load a few up with dictionaries, school books and novels and send them to some remote schools in developing nations,’ he observes.”
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