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

Luis Villa luis.villa
Sun Jan 8 14:54:24 PST 2006


On 1/6/06, Ken Meltsner <meltsner at alum.mit.edu> 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.

But would be fine for RSS reading, where you have a sequence of pages
where your only 'browsing' is to hit the next button.

Luis

> On 1/6/06, Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn at rbii.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Jan 6, 2006, at 11:20 AM, Luis Villa wrote:
> > > When these drop in price to (say) the price of an early walkman, and
> > > come with wireless and some preloaded feeds, the combination of rss +
> > > eink will have finally, officially, obsoleted newspapers.
> >
> > Finally! I didn't see anything about network connectivity though?
> >
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