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Feb. 20th, 2006 @ 12:16 am Sony's great new E-Ink reader for e-books!!
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
For the past few years I have been growing more and more interested in e-books. Especially since the number of e-books has grown larger and larger. Old classics as well as new novels of all genres, non-fiction, and original e-books abound--as do Internet sites that offer them.

The only reason that I haven't yet downloaded any of them is the fact that I have not fancied any of the hardware available to read them on. Sitting at the computer to read a book doesn't appeal to me, nor does balancing a laptop. PDA's are handy, but the screen are dinky.

But now it seems that the E-Ink technology has finally gotten to the point that a reader has been created that is as comfortable to read as a book. I have been reading about it on various sites, but here is a link to a great article on PCWorld.com: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,124126,00.asp.

It looks like Sony will have an American version of their reader on the market in April or May of this year! It's about the size of a paperback book, but thinner. The E-Ink technology is easy on the eyes, can be read in bright outdoor light as well as in darkness, and the reader has a long battery life. The price is supposed to be about $300 or $400.

I am looking forward to getting my hands on one of these readers. Not only will I be able to comfortably access e-books, but it will save me stuffing fat paperback books in by fanny pack when I go out. An added plus--I will be able to have a number of books stored on it so I can read what I'm in the mood for at a given time.

Bliss!
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From:gargoyle637
Date:February 23rd, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
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Hasn't Star Fleet had those for about two hundred years?
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From:bunnicula
Date:February 23rd, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
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But now it is coming to Earth stores!
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From:gargoyle637
Date:February 23rd, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
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'bout damn time. We are, after all, Sector 001!