I have always enjoyed wandering through library stacks and inhaling the smell of accumulated books in all their crumbling, moldy, physical glory. In the midst of a long Maine winter 25 miles away from a big bookstore, however, I finally caved in and purchased a Kindle. I intended the e-reader to be my insurance against inhospitable weather, my back-up source for mystery novels and popular fiction. Since getting it, however, I have also downloaded Jstor articles, copy-right expired books in PDF files online, and I recently used it in class instead of printing out a book chapter. In many ways my Kindle has become a professional tool as well as a vehicle for leisure reading. I also noticed that when I read an academic article on my e-reader, I did exactly the same thing that I do with the printed version – I scanned the footnotes as I read. Some thing don’t change regardless of the format I guess.