A small study indicates that reading electronic books is up to 10.7 percent slower than an old-fashioned paper version. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption

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In 2004, Stanford University became one of the first institutions to allow Google to digitize chunks of its library collection as part of the Google Books Library Project. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Emilie Weideman and her father, Marc Weideman try their new iPhones Thursday in Palo Alto, Calif. Many of the new phones' owners are complaining of a glitch that drops calls. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Humboldt County, Calif., is home to the Karuk tribe. Many of the tribe's members and others who live in the area have had to leave because of the lack of Internet access, which often hinders business growth. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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