Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nintendo Shakespeare

http://www.gamestate.org/2008/12/gamespot-shakespeare-booked-on-ds/

I wasn’t going to report on this story, but I suppose I should.  Harper Collins has signed a deal to bring classic e-books to the Nintendo DS, and naturally that includes our pal Shakespeare, the king of public domain.

I just can’t imagine anybody caring.  Does having the text on a Nintendo make a kid more likely to read it?  I don’t think so. 

1 comment:

Kristina said...

No I don't think that having classics available in DS format will make kids more likely to read them. But you never know; stranger things have happened. I think it's geared more towards people like me, English Lit majors who love their DS's and think that having 100 classics in one compact place is all kinds of fabulous. *grin*