Originally Posted by braumeister
FWIW, I would suggest you ease into it the way I did.
First, download a couple of books (preferably light fiction). Set the font size to something big and comfortable to read. Then just sit down and begin reading. If the book is enjoyable, the experience will gradually become enjoyable too.
Once you've gotten that far, try it with a magazine. The only difference is that now you'll have to be aware of the navigation controls, so you can move easily between articles and sections. Takes a bit of getting used to, but not difficult.
Final step is a newspaper, where you add the final step of getting through it fairly quickly without missing anything you might be interested in. I've been using the iPad version of the Wall St. Journal for quite a while. It was a bit tricky at first, but the app has improved immensely and now I think it's great.
I've downloaded a few books, and the experience was fine, but I am not a big book reader. I think I just like the convenience of reading it and physically touching it and throwing it away. Magazines are the same, as I can read a few articles lay it down, then come back to it later quickly. Ultimately if no other choice, I would adapt. The odd thing is I am young enough (48) where I should be willing to adapt, but I am more like an old timer, unwilling to change!