I think the iPad is the better device. People that are crazy about reading books want to read the actual books mostly. People that are willing to cross over to an electronic format are typically not the people reading 8 books a week, they may read 2-3 per month. In the downtime between reading a book, the iPad can do a lot more than a Kindle can and you have easy access to read a lot of other material, RSS feeds, websites, magazines etc that are better displayed in color than in B&W. The only real benefit of a Kindle is if you read outdoors constantly and at that point you might want to think more about skin cancer than what your next book will be.
Also "LCD is just as good as eInk is a fallacy. Yes, there is 5% to 10% of the population that isn’t affected. The rest of us are human." What study did he do that concluded this result? Its odd that people have been doing work on monitors for about the past 15 years easily and haven't had much of a problem reading on it (the internet took off on monitors) but now that eInk is available people must not be able to read on an LCD screen. I guess 95% of people browse the web by clicking a link in Google and then printing out a hardcopy of each page of a site to read it.
Last edited by junkyardwillie; 07-31-2010 at 04:21 PM.