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E-books under the tree?

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah, and a joyous Kwanzaa to you all!

A recent article in the New York Times suggests that e-readers are finally catching on. The article is titled "Turning Page, E-Books Start to Take Hold," and it reviews the Kindle, the Sony, the iPhone/Stanza and the whole range of e-readers in terms of how they are doing. It also has illustrations of the various readers, if you're curious.

In other news, companies are working to develop even better readers, including color (but still e-ink) screens, and lighter weight readers. It looks like the e-reader has finally got momentum on its side. The interesting thing now will be how this affects book publishing.






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karen_w_newton
Dec. 26th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
Re: BEEN READING eBOOKS TOO LONG?
I agree with most of this, except that having just bought a smart phone, I think that multi-function devices are still not as good as devices with a dedicated purpose. My smart phone lets me check my e-mail but it's not as easy to use a PC with a mouse and a large screen. I did put my address book on my Kindle, which comes in handy, but it's primary purpose is for reading books, and allows me to do that spendidly.

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