Originally Posted by kovidgoyal
There is no work required, you just have to connect the reader to your computer, click a button and wait about 10mins. If you have a little bit of scripting skill, you can make even that automatic.
Well, this is a very gool computer geek solution, but there's a heck of a lot of difference between turn on computer, connect reader, launch software, wait 10 minutes, disconnect reader, begin reading newspaper (especially if you throw in "a little bit of scripting skill") and just turning on the reader and starting to read.
One of those might appeal to hundreds of users, the other perhaps millions.