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E-book Readers

Written on May 15, 2008

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Today’s Globe and Mail has an even-handed review of the new Sony reader, discovering much to praise, but still finding the technology wanting:

Advancements in book technology include binding, glue and typography, an artistic/technical undertaking that computer manufacturers are just beginning to glimpse. Page and type sizes have subtleties most makers of digital counterparts have yet to imagine. Everything in a book, from its type and layout to the thickness of its pages, has been carefully orchestrated to deliver the optimal reading experience for its intended audience.

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