Sony Reader for sale, and thoughts on e-books was Re: [FoRK] Gibson's Spook Country

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Thu Aug 30 13:53:55 PDT 2007

On 8/30/07, Ian Andrew Bell <hello at ianbell.com> wrote:
> Needs to be connected.  PDAs were pointless devices until they could
> make phone calls.  Readers are pointless until they can download books.
>
> At $75 or even $100, a wireless, connected e-reader would be a more
> significant boon to Education than a $300 gutless web-browsing notebook.

One of the cooler bits of the OLPC (aka MIT $100 laptop) is the
black-and-white low power book reader mode. The plan is (in part) to
convince countries to fund the laptop by completely gutting their
schoolbook budgets.

Luis

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