Originally Posted by Hank Freid
After making sense of the layout, users will also notice that the Reader’s screen is not backlit, which means you can’t read in the dark.
For the millionth time, an eInk screen is OPAQUE, and so CANNOT be backlit - the light wouldn't shine through it.
If you want to read in the dark, get a clip-on booklight of the sort sold for use with paper books. They are cheap, and work very well with eInk readers.
I really would have though that most people would do their research and find this out before buying their Reader, rather than "notice" it AFTER they've bought it