A proprietary program for displaying electronic text, currently only available for Windows CE 3.0 (PocketPC). Uses the *.LIT extension. Microsoft tried to create a hype around it in early 2000 by releasing some books for free in the LIT format (encrypted), including Michael Crichton's Timeline and several Star Trek novels. At this point, it is unclear whether Microsoft Reader will meet the same fate as Microsoft Bob. We can only hope.