Originally Posted by doreenjoy
Certain members of MR have been projecting the demise of the Sony Reader on an annual basis for at least three years. I somehow doubt they're getting out of the e-reader game.
It's a little silly to single out the Sony reader anyway, since now virtually ALL popular readers support Adobe Adept EPUBs, even the quite inexpensive ones, with only ONE notable exception.
If you had to single out a single reader it would have to be the Kindle which is the only one that is unique, in that it DOES NOT.
So the question really should be, something like -
"When congress intervenes to protect 'fair use' rights for libraries, and spanks Harper-Collins like a red-haired stepchild, and Overdrive services increase by a factor of 100 times as libraries become incredibly popular again, WILL THAT BE THE END OF THE KINDLE?"
My guess is that the Kindle would survive this, thanks to the high one-a-minute birth rate for a certain type of individual that PT Barnum spoke so eloquently about.