I'VE STARTED LOOKING FOR Kindles in high profile places. This week, I found one in the set of Downton Abbey.
I like knowing that Downton dish Dan Stevens "had a special pocket in his Downton costume to hold a Kindle". 
It's also very interesting to me, a third level creative multimedia lecturer, to follow conversations about whether it's academically effective to integrate smooth-performing touchscreens into my curriculum. Their assortment of animated features might actually degrade learning.   Granted, most of the evidence is anecdotal but the discussion will run in earnest through the 2012/13 academic year among my peers.
I think the topic has legs to run across several parts of my reading space, from the #edchatie discussion threads to link bait for mainstream journos and broadcast presenters. This makes the topic an ideal one for my fourth year creative multimedia students to study.
1. Lynn Barber -- "Tomorrow, the world" in the Sunday Times Magazine, September 9, 2012.
3. Catherine O'Mahony -- "Technology is a poor teacher for toddlers" in The Sunday Business Post, September 9, 2012.