I just saw something in the daily news summary email titled “Read All About It: Dueling E-Books” in which they’re talking about a comparison of the top five E-Book readers.

Frankly, I just don’t see the attraction to these things at all.  First of all when I read a “book”, I want an actual physical book, not something that resembles a glass tile from somebody’s bathroom floor with a screen painted on it.

Second of all, have you seen the PRICES of those things?!?  Of the five devices that they reviewed in the article the Sony Reader Pocket Edition was the lowest priced unit and it came in at $199!!  The higher end device, Amazon’s Kindle DX, weighs in at a whopping Price: $489!!  For that kind of money you can get a decent laptop and have not just the ability to read stuff, but you also get all of the standard computer capabilities… internet, games, productivity and scheduling apps, etc., etc, etc…

I’d ask “what will they think of next” but I’m not sure yet if I want to know the answer.

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