Fear & Dread, or One Parent’s Thoughts Over a Tablet in the Hands of a 5-Year-Old

With the holidays recently passed, many parents are coping with the a new situation. Their young children have been given a tablet or other mobile device even though, frankly, not all kids are mature enough to handle the responsibility. Last week the WP published a column by the mother one such child. A close fried… Read More »

The NYTimes Uses a Flawed Premise to Argue Against Owning a Paper Book Entitles One to a Digital Copy

Ever since book scanning became practical (and long before it got cheap) there’s been an ongoing debate over whether possession of a paper copy of a book entitled the owner to also have a digital copy. (As we all recall, this was even the focal point of several major lawsuits against Google over the past decade.)… Read More »

My Boyue T61 E-ink Android Tablet Arrived – What Should I Install on it?

At long last, my new ereader/tablet arrived. The Boyue T61 is a 6″ ereader which runs Android 4.2 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal storage.  It’s the OEM version of the Illumina from Icarus, and it costs only half as much. It sports a 6″ Pearl HD E-ink screen with… Read More »