Volumes have been written about technology's ability to connect people. But burying one's nose in a book has always been somewhat isolating, reports the Seattle Times—so what about a device that occupies the evolving intersection between? "Strangers constantly ask about it," Michael Hughes, a communications associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said of his iPad, which he uses to read a mix of novels and non-fiction. "It's almost like having a new baby." An iPad owner for four months, Hughes said people were much more likely to approach him now than when he toted a...

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