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Kicking back with a good e-reader

They’re portable and give you access to thousands of titles, but which is the best for beach days? Or should you just go old school?

By Scott Kirsner
Globe Correspondent / July 25, 2010

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Fifteen years ago, I visited a windowless MIT lab where a group of researchers were developing something called electronic ink. Unlike the sticky, petroleum-based pigments applied to paper in the Gutenberg era, these microscopic spheres were filled with floating black and white particles, which, when exposed to electricity, could be transformed into black or white dots on a page. Flip ... (Full article: 1928 words)

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