Decent e-book readers are very close
By user12607856 on Jul 05, 2004
On Boing Boing, Mark Frauenfelder wrote a short piece entitled Sony's Librie e-book reader: great display, awful DRM. More about the LIBRIé can be found here, assuming you read Japanese (or have the patience to work with one of those online translation sites like Babelfish.
Great to see that Sony is getting behind the technology invented by the U.S. company E-Ink and working with Royal Phillips to create the first consumer product based on this electronic ink. From hearing about e-ink in 1999, I've been waiting patiently for this to be productised.
The Inquirer reviews it here in its usual cynical style.
As was pointed out in Marks article, I sure hope that they come up with a decent Digitial Rights Management offering.
When this is made available for the English market, I'll be there in line waiting to buy one. Note to self: add to wish list.