Originally Posted by CommanderROR
The forum has been a bit quiet these past few days, so I thought I'd put up this poll and see whether I can get a few more people to vote than on the Piracy/ebook Poll...
Please post your reasons and if you choose option 4 then give us an idea what you're waiting for.
Well, I'm waiting on an Iliad 'cause their web site won't sell it to me yet.
The local library has e-books in a DRMd .pdf format and in the MobiPocket formate. Sony's 'we are the only authorized place you can get a book' won't cut it with me, not when the library has 5k+ books available to download, most still within copyright (ie, not availble on Project G anytime soon). The Iliad seems on the verge of making the announcement that MobiPocket is a supported format, so for me the decision is a no brainer - higher price now, cheaper over the long run.
Reason for getting an e-book reader is I travel extensively for work and read a lot during those trips. Being able to take fewer books on a trip (last trip I read 14 or 15) would be a relief for both me and the luggage. I've used the Palm for reading, but it is a lot further from an ideal solution than the new generation of devices coming out.