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When reading a dead tree book, you can tell how much
further you have to go by the thickness of pages left.
When reading an e-reader, it might show a percentage,
or a page count, but the feedback isn't as concrete. I
would think it would be relatively simple for the e-
reader to learn your
reading speed (and possibly adjust it
for different genres/writing levels). With that
information, it should be able to display an approximate
time to the end of the next chapter, the next section,
and the end of the book.
This could be updated with every page turn, and thus
shouldn't require a significant amount of battery power.
[MechE, Aug 14 2012]
Apparently now Baked
[MechE, Apr 15 2013]
||Obvious, brilliant, simple.
||[Big] Many book formats already have chapter information included to allow for a hyperlinked table of contents, so that should provide at least the primary information.
||It might cause me to rush or feel harried in some way, but as a really inventive customizable option [+]
||Just bumping my own idea to add a link. Anyone
think Amazon owes me royalties?
||By posting in this forum you've made it available in
the public domain, so you've forfeited any claim to
||I was joking. Given the timing, they almost
definitely had the idea in development before I
posted. It really is kind of an obvious one.