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The Seattle Times has a Story on Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg. is the online book project that hopes to have 10,000 books in the collection by next year. All the books are public domain, so you\'ll find older stuff from Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy, Feodor Dostoyevsky, etc...
\"All of this is nice, but none of this information answers the most glaring question: Why would anyone want to read a 300- to 500-page book on a computer screen? Would you?
I wouldn\'t. At least not sitting at my desk. But how about curled up on the couch? Let\'s say, with a little computer screen that displays sharp, readable text? That might tempt me.
So, of course, I have to try it. I transfer \"Lady Susan\" to a laptop, and take it to the couch. With the little portable resting on the fat arm of my sofa, I begin reading. Not as light as a paperback, but not so bad. I could get used to this.