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Old 09-26-2006, 11:13 AM   #12
NatCh
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@ Xtremegene: Yup, loaded it up and waited for the seconds to tick off on the old atomic clock. The least I could do for my esteemed fellow MobileReaders.

@ Ken Stuart: I think the operative point on the RSS thing might be the difference between being able to use the contents of a paper for your own purposes, and republishing it somewhere else. That's a guess/figure on my part though, so salt to taste. On the light thing ... after seeing the device, I'm really thinking the light is less needed than I thought it would be, which wasn't a great deal to begin with. The page is extremely readable. And since e-ink is opaque, it would have to be a front or edge lighting approach.

@ da_jane: Bob gave you a pretty good breakdown, but for a purely subjective, how it feels answer, I'd tell you it's only slightly slower than I turn a paper page -- and much faster if the paper wants to stick to the next page.

-- addition --
I totally understand wanting to see it first, particularly with the light thing being as important to you as it is. I really think that what's going to make the difference is when folks do start seeing the displays on these things for themselves. There just aren't very many e-ink devices loose in the U.S. at the moment.

The concerns you listed are exactly the ones I had myself. I found that they were less of a concern than I feared. But that's for you to decide for yourself, of course.

The HTML thing is a bit inexplicable to me too. While it's easy for me to say, since I don't have a bunch of HTML I want to convert, it can be converted by MS Word easily enough.

The Librie' formatted stuff I had with me worked quite well, so I expect that the Librie' utilities out there are about to get a whole new level of usefulness. They may require a bit of tweaking to take advantage of RTF (I think the Librie' only did TXT), but that should be it.

Sorry, they wouldn't say anything about wireless.

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@ yvanleterrible: Thanks, buddy, I'm glad you liked it. I was trying to do my best for all my fellow "regular geek" MobileReaders. It was kind of hard to keep quiet, my tongue is a fair bit shorter than it was. See?

I think you said before that you were pretty close to the border, maybe you can arrange a weekend trip?

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