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Old 10-25-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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Blog: E-books and the Future of Reading

E-books and the Future of Reading
by Steve Struthers



Disclaimer: I have no financial connection with any of the companies mentioned in the article.


Introduction


Electronic books aren't particularly new. People have been using their computers to read them for about as long as personal computers have been available. The only problem with using a desktop computer to read a book is that it's a bit of an unwieldy process. You can't take the e-book with you without printing the entire book or taking the whole computer along.


Starting in the early 1990s, various companies have tried to make reading e-books easier by developing and marketing portable e-book readers. Most of these devices haven't fared well because of several inherent disadvantages: small screen size, mediocre display quality, and poor battery life.


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