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[23 Sep 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

iRex Technologies has released a new version of their electronic reading device — the iRex Digital Reader 1000 series.  The iRex 1000 series features a unique 10.2 inch electronic paper display and increased memory, as well as a durable design, which was demonstrated when the device was dropped from a height of 1 meter, and survived to tell the tale!
Read more coverage of the release:

New iRex 1000 with 10.2-inch screen survives one-meter crash test at news conference
iRex Opens New Chapter In E-Reading

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[18 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

Check out this short demo of the Plastic Logic reader — it looks pretty slick. It’s going to be a very impressive device within a few years time.

I predict that within 5 years the majority of working professionals will be doing all of their reading on electronic devices — fiction books, newspapers, work memos, training manuals — you name it, it will be done on a device like the Kindle or the Plastic Logic reader. The reasons are clear: it’s easier, less wasteful and more efficient.

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[1 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

Up until recently I had been thinking about buying a Kindle. From the reviews I’ve read, it sounds pretty good, and not having to carry around physical books is a real bonus.
So as preparation for buying a Kindle I thought I’d try reading a few e-books on my Eee PC, to see if I could stand reading books on an electronic device.
It turns out that a) I don’t mind reading books on an electronic device, if the device is right, and b) I don’t need a Kindle any more because …