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Started: 2004-06-02 08:34:38

Submitted: 2004-06-02 08:37:26

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Kiesa e-mailed me yesterday:

I'm writing another email to BPL [Boulder Public Library] about their ebrary [electronic library] system. It just annoys me that I have to be in Windows to use it (also I either have to use IE or Netscape 4.X, they don't support Netscape 6 or Mozilla). Anyway, I was wondering if you have any useful points that I might put into my email. Ideally, what I'd like to find is some research that correlates a user's OS with their willingness to read an electronic book. I don't know if such research exists or, if it does, whether it will help with my arguments but I figure it is worth a shot. It seems to me that someone comfortable with Linux is going to be more comfortable with technology in general and as a result, would be more inclined to read an electronic book. Any suggestions?

I'm curious how many of my loyal readers agree with her assertion.

You will always find those who think they know
what is your duty better than you know it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance"