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They are either the silicon-drenched saviors of books, newspapers and magazines, or yet one more reason for deep-pocketed early technology adopters to spend money. The subject is e-book readers, and the introduction this week of Amazon's new larger-screen Kindle DX is just the latest option in this rapidly expanding consumer electronics segment. However, the current economic crisis in publishing -- especially among newspapers and magazines -- has many in that industry trying to read the growth in the segment as a possible happy ending for their businesses.
I got a Sony e-reader as a Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law. I absolutely love it! I travel for a living and used to carry three or four books with me when I packed. With the e-reader, I carry one light-weight piece that holds all the books I want to read while on the road. It may be a one-hit wonder, but it's number one with me. I get so many people asking me about it, that I should get commissions from Sony.
While the world is going crazy (Americans I mean),
Sorry some (Americans) I think this thing is no special device. Its a one hit wonder. I mean yet another device that does one thing. I'll add it to all the other carp I normally carry. What I hope is that the computer manufactures are paying attention to this device and are moving to finally scale down the size of the tablet PC. The tablet is the real medium for delivering content in the future.