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Old 12-14-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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Almost made it into USAToday's "Coolest high-tech products"

"Some products under review didn't quite make the final cut, though they have potential. For example, the thin-but-pricey Sony Reader e-book device is still nowhere near as simple as flipping the pages of a paperback. Still, there's something appealing about being able to carry a boatload of books in the backpack."

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columni...-of-2006_x.htm
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:02 PM   #2
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funny how carrying a boatload of books is exactly what you CANT do on the Reader.

!@#(*& sony

I mean i still like my Reader, but only because of the eInk screen and the attractive case/cover they put it in. Everything about the software is wrong on so many levels, but I'm learning to cope.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:11 PM   #3
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OH! The Reader! I thought you meant that _you_, TadW, had almost made it into USAToday's "Coolest high-tech products."

Better luck next year.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:12 AM   #4
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OH! The Reader! I thought you meant that _you_, TadW, had almost made it into USAToday's "Coolest high-tech products."
LOL! I wonder what type of high-tech product I would be
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:42 AM   #5
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funny how carrying a boatload of books is exactly what you CANT do on the Reader.
You can't? Why not?

The "flat" file system may make it a little awkward to select a book when you have hundreds on the machine, but it certainly doesn't mean that you can't do it. Unless you're constantly switching between books I honestly don't see it as an issue - the only time I have to navigate the index is when I've finished one book, and I'm deciding when one to read next. Most of the time I just switch on the machine and there's my page.

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Come on, that's putting it a bit strongly, isn't it? The basic task - that of reading a book from cover to cover - the Reader does superbly well. It's the "auxiliary stuff" - file management, searching, etc - that has the shortcomings. If you just want to select a book, start at the beginning and read it through to the end, the Reader handles it just fine, to my mind at least.

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Old 12-15-2006, 11:27 AM   #6
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Unless you're constantly switching between books ....
That's what the "All Bookmarks" menu (accessible by holding down the Mark button for 5 seconds) is for.
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Hmmm ... does the Reader support HTML natively? How about links? If it does, then a flat directory ... oops, that would still matter to me.
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:29 PM   #8
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Hmmm ... does the Reader support HTML natively?
Nope, but you can easily convert to other formats which are supported.

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Links within documents? Yes, in PDF and BBeB format docs.
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