I ran across this article from BBC News – “The revolution of paperless paper” that has me kinda intrigued. Paperless paper isn’t a new idea. Many ebook readers have been using e-ink technology for a while now. I personally have a Sony Digital Reader and am quite happy with it. [I just wish they'd make it Mac compatible!]
The “revolution” here is that the Plastic Logic reader is all plastic, including the screen, so that the size and weight of it is about the size and weight of a magazine. My one complaint with my Sony Reader is that it is a little on the heavy side leading to the fear that I’ll drop/break it. The article says Plastic Logic’s paperless reader won’t be out until sometime next year. It will be interesting to see what the cost and additional feature are for their reader.
While I have been purchasing more of my reading selections on ebook, the ebook doesn’t replace the joy of reading a “real” book. I’ll still purchase my favorite authors in paper formats. ‘Cause lets be real, books lining the shelves of a bookcase still make me happy! But, packing one ebook reader for a trip vs. an armload of books sure makes the suitcase a lot lighter. Decisions, decisions.
BTW: This is SCASL 2.0′s Think #7.