|Abstract||There is a disparity between the acceptance of mobile technologies for pleasure and for that of education and reading. Where users of all ages will stand in a line outside of the Apple Store for the latest iPhone and use that new device for texting, navigating and playing games, there remains a negative attitude towards the same device used to read. The attitudes appear to lack foundation and have a foundation in fear; fear toward change, technical adeptness, and what an e-book means for print culture. The primary objections to using mobile devices for education center around aesthetics and misconceptions, somewhat based on prior experiences with early technologies. The impact such resistance has on future communities of students who know nothing but mobile technology are undeniable. The current and upcoming school populations were born into an online society with an iPad in their lap. To expect these technically advanced students to learn the same way their parents and grandparents learned is not only unreasonable, but naïve. The research has shown the benefits of incorporating mobile devices into a world along with printed books to create a richer environment for all readers.