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Tom SparksNov 7, 2011 10:10 pm 
David FawcettNov 7, 2011 10:18 pm 
Tom SparksNov 7, 2011 10:57 pm 
David FawcettNov 7, 2011 11:01 pm 
Tom SparksNov 7, 2011 11:20 pm 
David FawcettNov 7, 2011 11:26 pm 
Bevin WatsonNov 8, 2011 3:07 pm 
Boden MatthewsNov 8, 2011 3:45 pm 
Tom SparksNov 8, 2011 4:20 pm 
Boden MatthewsNov 8, 2011 6:12 pm 
Tom SparksNov 12, 2011 8:35 pm 
Subject:Re: Re: eReaders hardware / paper waste reduction
From:Boden Matthews (
Date:Nov 8, 2011 6:12:08 pm

Unless your eReader has an LCD touchscreen and WiFi, it'd be better to get a tablet. Also, LCD screened eReaders have horrible battery life, even compared to a full-on tablet.

On 9 November 2011 11:20, Tom Sparks <> wrote:

Sent: Wednesday, 9 November 2011 10:45 AM

eReaders probably wouldn't work. They're pretty flimsy, and most don't

have keyboards (unless you wanna fork out for a Kindle Keyboard). What about some cheap Android tablets? You can put Quickoffice on them for spreadsheet editing.

the touchscreen/stylus ones look more suited I am looking at a HTML form with a group of checkboxes and maybe a canvas element for sigtures


Regards, Boden Matthews,

On 9 November 2011 10:07, Bevin Watson <> wrote:

these device are going to be give to the customer while they walk

around the tables and

make the order currently we use a clipboard with 3 pages, 1 pen, 1 number Card

the question still remains Can I replace the clipboards and papers

with eReaders?

Maybe you should test the process first. Knock up a little spreadsheet,

put it on the reader and walk around and order some product and get it picked and packed.

Then compare it to using paper and pencil. I suspect in a non-automated warehouse and a range of staff, the paper will win. I also suspect paper is less environmentally damaging than electronics. Paper also has longer battery life. Not as much fun though ......