Remember the old canard about "my dog ate my homework"?If the photo at right is any indication I don't think that excuse will be going away in the digital age.Travis Jonker, an elementary school librarian in Michigan, posted this photo of a former Nook on his blog today. This device was brought in by a student, who had checked out the device and taken it home.
Travis' school has been lending ereaders from the library for the past year. When he started that program he never expected to have an ereader be returned in this condition. A cracked screen, a scraped casing, or a drowned ereader, sure.
But a Nook used as a chew toy? That's something else.
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."