E-Books becoming popular after years in the background
December 24th, 2008

The New York Times has an article today surveying the e-book landscape, and the news is generally that screen reading is coming into its own. Titled Turning Page, E-Books Start to Take Hold, the report begins:

Could book lovers finally be willing to switch from paper to pixels?

For a decade, consumers mostly ignored electronic book devices, which were often hard to use and offered few popular items to read. But this year, in part because of the popularity of Amazon.com’s wireless Kindle device, the e-book has started to take hold.

Discussions of Amazon’s Kindle, the Sony Reader 700, and the Apple iPhone follow. A major spur to screen reading turns out to be Oprah Whitney.


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