From the New York Times, September 06, 2007 – “Envisioning the Next Chapter for Electronic Books“. Click on the name of the article to access it.
I’ve always had my doubts that the e-book will ever take off. The only thing that the concept has going for it is, as Ron Hawkins, vice president for portable reader systems at Sony is quoted in the article,
Digital readers are not a replacement for a print book; they are a replacement for a stack of print books…That is where we see people, on the go, in the subway and in airports, with our device.
The other thing that really gets me is the thought that there should be a separate device to read e-books. A separate device to carry around just to read books from? Not integrated into my PDA or laptop? It doesn’t make sense.