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post #1 of 10
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Sony Book Reader is available for October delivery.
I think it is very convenient device for commuters and book lovers.
The screen is paper technology (not a PDA).
Finally accepts open source files.
Very long battery. actually device does not use battery until you turn the page.
http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...pdr&Dept=audio
post #2 of 10
Looks promising, but I wouldn't buy it for pleasure reading. For me, a part of the pleasure comes from flipping the pages manually. Also, there's an organic feeling to reading from a book that these will never duplicate. With that said, I wouldn't mind reading my 1700 pages Constitutional Law book from this. I'd buy it if I could also buy all my law books in digital format. Four weeks into school and my back is already starting to give me problems from these heavy books. Review: http://www.tabletpcreview.com/?newsID=365
post #3 of 10
That's a pretty cool toy. But like DNW, I don't see myself using it. When I got my first notebook computer (Mac PB 170!!!) I received several ebooks free. I loaded one and tried to read a "book" on a MSP to LAX flight, and tired quickly of the exercise. I'm certain the technology is improved greatly from those dark ages, but I like the feel of the pages. And I can't quite envision myself taking the Book Reader to the throne room.
post #4 of 10
"Paper technology" is a stupid, completely inaccurate marketing term. It's like saying that a warm polyester jacket is made with "cashmere technology". Actually it's worse, but you get the point.
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
"Paper technology" is a stupid, completely inaccurate marketing term. It's like saying that a warm polyester jacket is made with "cashmere technology". Actually it's worse, but you get the point.

I saw it and it does look exactly like paper and ink print. Most people when they see E-Paper display ask if the rep. has working prototype for demonstration. They think they are looking at a mock up device with some paper inset instead of real screen.
Hope I eased your fervor and anger.
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
I saw it and it does look exactly like paper and ink print. Most people when they see E-Paper display ask if the rep. has working prototype for demonstration. They think they are looking at a mock up device with some paper inset instead of real screen.
Hope I eased your fervor and anger.
I have no anger, nor fervor for this product. It's just a stupid and misleading term. The fact that it looks like paper doesn't make it paper. Try smoking a Magritte painting, you'll get the idea.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I have no anger, nor fervor for this product. It's just a stupid and misleading term. The fact that it looks like paper doesn't make it paper. Try smoking a Magritte painting, you'll get the idea.

I find that Joan Miro's paintings get you much, much higher...
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I have no anger, nor fervor for this product. It's just a stupid and misleading term. The fact that it looks like paper doesn't make it paper. Try smoking a Magritte painting, you'll get the idea.
They should stop using the term email then.
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Balthus gets people high:

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Balthus gets people high:


Erm. Wow.
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