2b?Ntb? Shakespeare by text

Some of the world’s most famous works of literature have been rewritten as text messages so that students can read them quickly before exams. The service, sent to phones, breaks long books down into a few lines to make them easier to learn. Amongst the works to get the text treatment are Shakespeare and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The scheme’s backed by a top English professor who thinks it might encourage young people to read more. It was developed by student mobile service dot mobile. The professor who helped them is Professor Sutherland from University College London. But author Oliver Kamm says he’s worried it’ll make kids lazy when it comes to reading. The texts will be available to students from January 2006.