Time flies! The holiday break is over (more on this later) and I am back to school. Yesterday we were assigned to research and write a legal memorandum. I scanned some relevant book excerpts. This morning I arrived early and went to a quiet corner of the library to read them on my SONY eReader WiFi. I lost track of time and arrived late for the 10:00 AM lecture.
The SONY eReader is an Android-based device; and in all pictures of Android tablets and cell phones there is this huge clock:
I understand the battery-preservation rationale for not displaying a real-time clock on an eInk display: each update of the clock would be equivalent to a page refresh and detrimental to battery life. But a clock exists inside any device. Why not make use of it? How difficult is it for these user-interface genies that design the half-baked reader devices to add a screen where the user can query the current time and set an alert?