[FoRK] Sony's 2nd gen ebook reader site

Justin Mason jm
Fri Jan 6 12:40:51 PST 2006


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Gavin Thomas Nicol writes:
> On Jan 6, 2006, at 12:12 PM, Ken Meltsner wrote:
> > It looks like the Sony ebook is more of a "peripheral" than a
> > standalone computer -- a portable bit bucket with a nice display.  The
> > eink "electronic paper" approach doesn't lend itself to Web browsing,
> > I think.
> 
> I thought it was relatively fast. With wifi, it could become a really  
> great "live" data hub.
> 
> I hope they make the platform fairly open to hacking. 

It's *Sony*!   They tried to sell this product for 2 years with so much
DRM, you could only view files you bought from their crappy online shop!

In other words: forget it. :(

- --j.
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