When we started lending e-readers in my school library last year, I expected there would be some damaged devices. I envisioned the occasional drop, or maybe a backpack smash. I didn’t see this coming:
That’s right: “My dog ate my e-reader”. People have joked that arming students with devices would eliminate the age old “My dog ate my homework” excuse. I now officially beg to differ.
But there is a bright side to this story – thanks to the two-year protection plan we purchased, we already have a new e-reader ready to go (and don’t have to charge the student for the full price of a replacement).
Side note: if you ever want to entertain B&N employees, bring in an e-reader that has been devoured by a dog – this heap of mangled plastic was a big hit.