Ever since the first 64K computers donned our living rooms, we’ve been hearing how paper would become an antiquated product - with electronics replacing it at every conceivable chance. This prediction has fallen short… until now. In the past year, there have been several ebook-readers to hit the market. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and price ranges. The important thing to ask here, however, is what will this do to the bookshelf industry?
OLPC’s XO Children’s Machine | Plastic Logic’s Reader | On your PDA or smartphone (Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Palm OS, Symbian, PocketPC, Franklin eBookMan) via Mobipocket software | iPhone via the Stanza application | Amazon’s Kindle 2.0 | Astak’s Mentor | Sony’s Reader Digital Book (PRS-505) | Foxit’s eSlick | Hanvon’s N510 eBook | Snippy (concept only)