A COMMENT FROM Greg Boomgaard in my Facebook account caused me to think about Sony's e-book readers. Window displays in several NYC shops put the new reader front-and-center. In Greg's case, he's talking about two years of regular use. He says, "I've used it mostly for traveling as it is lightweight compared to lugging around an equivalent number of hard copies of magazines and books. I've loaded many books from the Gutenberg library. I can switch books according to the mood I am in. I also have a pdf converter to Sony's epub format. You can read PDF documents. You just can't change the font size so some things can be too small to read." Greg thinks Sony's embracing of ePub and the millions of books open to its reader means things are getting better. I'd have to say, that of all the items of technology that should help my toddler do well in primary school, a well-designed set of e-books might help her become as excited about reading under a tree as I was as a child.