Just found an interesting article
about the launch (almost 10 years ago) of the Nuvomedia Rocket and Softbook eBook readers entitled:
Devices turn the page on how we read
Two view-only products offer clear text and some useful features but don’t quite qualify as classics.
By Thomas R. Temin
Government Computer News Staff
August 23, 1999 issue
For those that can remember (and relish) those early daysl
Too bad these devices failed to spark interest in the then fledgling ebook community!