Last week we asked your opinion about your preferred ereader, and the winner is….[drumroll]…

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Ipad

More than a third of the respondents to our poll here and on Linkedin said they prefer the Ipad format for reading an electronically formatted textbook. Most agreed that the larger color screen would be better for reading the detailed charts and graphics that are usually a staple of the technological textbook. The second runner up is a PC or laptop, for the same reasons.

However, many people said they still prefer the old standby, paper.

Very few people thought the usual book readers would make the grade for textbook reading, and most even thought the PC or laptop would be too tiring for the eyes.

The verdict is still out regarding ETI’s plans for digitizing our new ISO reference guide and future textbooks. Thanks to all who helped out by answering our survey.