Further e-reader developments

Sharp E-readerMost of my newspaper and magazine reading happens online these days, and the eye strain’s a bitch. So while my love affair with paper will never die, I hold out hope that somebody will create an inexpensive, eye-friendly electronic reader.

The display of Sony’s Librie, which I mentioned earlier today, is said to be a significant step forward from traditional PDA screens, and now Publishers Marketplace links to a report on a new, “paper-thin (i.e., under 1mm) reader” from Sharp (pictured at right). It’s expected to appear in shops by 2007 and works “on a colour ‘LCD paper’ that doesn’t need a light source.”


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