Originally Posted by LDBoblo
E-ink should hopefully evolve and improve its game to be more readable and responsive, or it should get replaced by reflective and transmissive technologies that can do its job better. It is quite strange to think that currently available tablets are in any way targeting dedicated ebook readers, which are mainly a growing fringe novelty with the current state of the technology.
They are certainly gadgets for those with a fair amount of disposable income, just as iPods are. Most eInk devices are in broadly the same price category as higher-end iPods. I don't think that makes them a "fringe novelty", though, unless you consider reading for pleasure to itself be a "fringe" activity these days?