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New York Times [January 4, 2001]

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Copyright (c) 2001 New York Times

Abstract: Review by Michael Levy:

This overview of e-books takes a look at dedicated book readers such as the Franklin eBookman and the REB 1100 from RCA as well as software such as Microsoft Reader that allows palm style devices to act as reading devices. The issues to keep in mind when selecting an ebook include battery life, ease of use and navigation, readability, size and, something that is sometimes overlooked, the availability of books to download. While each of the readers and software options have their own strengths and weaknesses it is the difficulty of locating and downloading titles that appears to be a major obstacle in the adoption of this technology. For example, various titles available online may only be read using Microsoft Reader and only on a desktop or laptop computer, the process of downloading can be onerous and the cost of e-books is barely less than their print counterparts. It seems that this interesting area of new reading technology has a ways to go before competing with the erstwhile paperback.


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Publication Year:2001
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: New York Times
Issue:January 4, 2001
Page(s):Section G; Page 1; Column 2
Publisher:New York Times
Place of Publication:New York, NY
Notes:Review courtesy of : Current Cites 12(1) (January 2001) ISSN: 1060-2356 Copyright 2001 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
Subject: e-books
Online access:http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/04/technology/04BOOK.html
Record Number:8795
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00