Undead Tech: E-Ink and Readers

Chris Dannen, Fast Company, Dec 22, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It is almost impossible to escape the hype surrounding the new crop of ebook readers. This article surveys popular and some lesser known entries into the market (including the flexible-screened Readius) and, even more interestingly, describes the e-ink technology (a.k.a. electrophoric display) that underlies them. We're still waiting for the MP3 player of ebook readers, though - the device that taps into the billions of documents extant on the internet in some widely used and open data storage format. See also Tony Bates, who links to a University Affairs article on whether ebooks are at the tipping point.
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