Sony Reader: Company Loses Its Mind Completely

Gizmodo has a writeup on the forthcoming Sony Reader. It’s DRM’d book greyscale book reader–that will cost $350. I’m not really sure what the hell is going on here. There are about 100 other devices that can be programmed to do this stuff, that also do other useful things. I like the idea of book readers, but to be practical, they need to be more than just book readers, otherwise why not just carry around a book?

Edit: Alright, I’m not saying that there are 100 devices that use e-ink, I’m saying there are 100 devices that could easily display ebooks and that this technology is already antiquated and redundant.

Sony Reader: Gizmodo’s Hands All Over, $350 in October [Gizmodo]