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Study: Kids like the idea of e-readers

Hunger There's no doubt the next generation will define the future of reading, and a New York Times story suggests maybe the future could be every bit as e-tastic as we think.

According to a study by Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter and Hunger Games series, kids like reading books in digital form and say they might read more for fun if they had more access. But good news for Luddites: Two-thirds of those polled said they wouldn't want to give up their print books, either.

The study surveyed 2,000 kids aged 6-17 and their parents, who - not surprisingly - worried about their kids spending too much time with technology in the form of videogames and cellphones. The Times reports that one mother responded: "My daughter can’t stop texting long enough to concentrate on a book,”


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