The Reading Room

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Baby Einstein and the ensuing firestorm

Oct 27, 2009 | By Martin Ostrovsky
Baby Einstein, a Disney owned company, selling a collection of videos and interactive media, has come under fire over the past week. Parents have begun to ask for (and receive) refunds for purchases they had made of Baby Einstein products on the grounds that the company's products don't actually aid ...
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How personalized books combat bias

Oct 20, 2009 | By Martin Ostrovsky
Sometimes there are some things that are just so obvious but for whatever reason, you don't see them. It takes an external source of light to illuminate your murky understanding of issues. In our short time since launching (two months as of this writing), Little Heroes has been fortunate enough ...
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eBooks and the evolution of reading

Oct 19, 2009 | By Martin Ostrovsky
Last week, the New York Times published an article exploring how the advent of eBooks have changed us. Does the Brain Like E-Books explores how our reading culture has changed over the years, and how yet another change is coming as eBooks become more and more prevalent.This issue is gaining ...