Even more though than the lack of power issue, I love my eink reader for when I travel. It used to be that I would have to pack a good number of books for a trip, once to read in the car or plane getting there and coming back, and some to read while relaxing at where ever I was going. But with my ereader now, the only time I can't use it is when the plain is taking off or landing. One recent trip that I made was to work on a project in the Dominican Republic, up in a village in the mountains near the Haiti border. There power was often out, but with my ereader I was able to read when I had time, along with adding notes about what I was reading. I've even converted student papers so that I could review and comment on them and then compile my comments to send back to my students. Doing all that on a single charge over the two weeks I was there.
So if you are a reader who reads lots of books, you may have already discovered the joy of carrying not only the book you are reading, but also a good number more, and being able to read for weeks on a charge, no matter the weather or if the power is on or off.
e-Reading After a Hurricane
So how does someone who is an ebook freak get along during a prolonged power outage? I wondered this myself, and I offer my conclusions. What I learned is applicable to any disaster. During most of the outage it was cold and the house got down to about ...