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I shall be getting an eBook reader soon, and was wondering if it will help in boosting my productivity. I could see activities such as searching data of books could be faster. I could immagine that the annotation I made could also be searched through as well. The other advantage is that I can carry so many more books in the eBook reader than I can physically carry.

I haven't used an eBook reader before so I don't have any pre-conceive idea on any productivity boost.

By the way, I am getting Kindle 3.

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Have you looked at Can reading electronic displays be made more comfortable and Paper VS Digital: Both have their advantages but which advantage is more important? as they might contain interesting things to read. –  Tom Wijsman Jun 24 '11 at 11:18
    
Also, your current question depends too much on your personal activities and isn't based on an actual problem; I'm 100% sure the Kindle will not affect my productivity at all as I simple don't need it, and a Librarian differs from a Student and from a Musician just go give examples... –  Tom Wijsman Jun 24 '11 at 11:22
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@Tom Wijsman, Thanks fo the pointers to the other questions which I have just read. Several interesting points in them. –  tehnyit Jun 24 '11 at 12:06
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I don't have a reader yet, but I do have Kindle for Android. And as I consider reading non-fiction to be a productive activity, it has indeed provided a boost. I keep a good mix of unread and re-readable books loaded, and thus have them available during any downtimes during the day, and never further than my cell phone.

I'm not sure, however, if I would be as enthusiastic about a separate device to read with. It would be a big help for clutter-reduction, but I'd be much less likely to keep it physically on me as often as I do the cell.

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@J, I also have Kindle for Android on my phone. Although reading a long a passage of text on the phone is a bit taxing, it does give me a sense of what it can be with a physical Kindle. I can sense that it should give a productivity boost. Thanks for the comment. –  tehnyit Jun 25 '11 at 19:20
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