Originally Posted by desertblues
As always, I'm a bit surprised when reading on an ereader is compared to reading a paper book. I mean: when a mp3-player is reviewed, there is no talk about the 'real experience' in the concerthall or rockstage.
Sometimes there are comparisons between the "real" (read "better") experience of listening to an album on a turntable or with a good CD player as opposed to the digitalized "lacking" format as played on an MP3 player, but I understand what you mean. (By the way, I must confess that although I do have at least 3 versions of the iPod Nano, I also listen to music via my good CD players and my very good (IMHO) turntable/tube amp system. Each form of music reproduction has it's place, and though I might prefer music from my turntable system, I thank the goddess for the portability of MP3s.
I haven't checked into the Magic Catalog as yet, but I do have it bookmarked. Good to see that the Ars Technica article brought this to the attention of some of the folks here - including myself.