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Old 08-04-2009, 10:00 AM   #1
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eReader VS. eBook Reader

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It seems that these electronic reading devices are either called "eReaders" or "eBook Readers". I've been doing a lot of research on the subject, and many of the technology blogs use the term "eReaders" or "e-readers", but there's more Web searches done on "eBook readers".

Which name do you think will eventually prevail?
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Hi all:

It seems that these electronic reading devices are either called "eReaders" or "eBook Readers". I've been doing a lot of research on the subject, and many of the technology blogs use the term "eReaders" or "e-readers", but there's more Web searches done on "eBook readers".

Which name do you think will eventually prevail?
I would like to publicly announce my unwavering support for a certain lupine member's tireless campaign to make eReader become the universal English language term for the devices that our French brothers and sisters across the pond call "liseuse".

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:07 AM   #4
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:18 AM   #7
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:29 AM   #8
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Although I am in agreement with this statement and fully support your viewpoint , I must, in all fairness, state the obvious. Ereader is a registered name for a digital reading software owned by Fictionwise. Therefore, it does get confusing for new users/members when people use the term "ereader" instead of ebook reader, liseuse, ereading device, etc. A poster might actually be referring to Fictionwise's software rather than a digital reading device. What we REALLY need is a campaign to get Fictionwise to change the name of their digital reading software.

Having said all that, Ahi, the incessant replay of ereader political correctness does get to be a bit annoying.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:41 AM   #9
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Being a new member, I guess I didn't know the forum's history on the subject.

One reason I tend to prefer eReader over eBook reader is that, eventually, I see these devices being used for much more than just books. Of course there are newspapers and magazines, but what about pictures, videos, Web pages etc? Maybe the term "reader" shouldn't even be included?
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:56 AM   #10
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Being a new member, I guess I didn't know the forum's history on the subject.

One reason I tend to prefer eReader over eBook reader is that, eventually, I see these devices being used for much more than just books. Of course there are newspapers and magazines, but what about pictures, videos, Web pages etc? Maybe the term "reader" shouldn't even be included?
I think the only lupine-safe term for a device with such broad utility (which would necessarily have to use the only REAL eBook format) would be:

PDF-viewing eReader

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Having said that, I think you are correct that eventually these devices will become more than devices for reading novels... but since such a change would only be realistically possible with a PDF base (I suspect sometimes referred to in hushed tones as "the coming of the antichrist"), contemplation of such a future is not oft pursued.

Personally, I do not feel any of the current candidates are viable or even worthy.

An imperfect but still more suitable name I propose (for the eventual devices whose usability is greatly expanded, but would primarily be used for reading both books and other materials):

datapad

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Old 08-04-2009, 11:07 AM   #11
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Although I am in agreement with this statement and fully support your viewpoint , I must, in all fairness, state the obvious. Ereader is a registered name for a digital reading software owned by Fictionwise. Therefore, it does get confusing for new users/members when people use the term "ereader" instead of ebook reader, liseuse, ereading device, etc. A poster might actually be referring to Fictionwise's software rather than a digital reading device. What we REALLY need is a campaign to get Fictionwise to change the name of their digital reading software.

Having said all that, Ahi, the incessant replay of ereader political correctness does get to be a bit annoying.
It does fortuitously permit me to ride the waves of popular sentiment though! Which is great.

A lot like body-surfing, actually!

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You are right in the serious portion of your post, though I would dare say "correct" uses of the term "eReader" are in a definite minority in contrast with the "incorrect" uses. That is, of course, if one is a prescriptivist... which I am generally, except when the prescription hails from a corporation. And if one is a descriptivist, than our beloved tomato-eating friend is becoming more and more wrong every day.

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Let me jump in a little late with a new (but old) candidate for your consideration:

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Liseuse all the way, baby. It has a certain panache to it, a sophistication that hints at long strolls by the riverside, cafe society and the growing of beards
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Liseuse all the way, baby. It has a certain panache to it, a sophistication that hints at long strolls by the riverside, cafe society and the growing of beards
I'll happily back liseuse but only if the growing of beards is optional. I don't have one, they don't suit me, and there's not much money to be made these days as a bearded lady anyway...
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