Ebook readers are getting better. Amazon’s Kindle isn’t the only one that can go online and download ebooks. But there are still problems.
For example, apparently who owns an ebook still isn’t clear. In this short article called Some E-Books Are More Equal Than Others, New York Time’s tech expert David Pogue describes how Orwell’s books disappeared from Kindle library – yes, George Orwell’s books!
Joe Wikert explained How Amazon Should Have Handled the Orwell Situation. Not surprisingly, he offers a good solution. The same blog also posted A glimpse of the future? I hope they’re wrong, I’ll bet they’re not and it means I’m rethinking what I want in an ebook reader.
boingboing’s getting into this with Petition for a DRM-free Kindle.
The New York Times also announced that Plastic Logic’s E-Book Reader Will Surf AT&T and Wi-Fi. It looks good and I’ve requested a review product – we’ll see.
CNET’s Gadget Blog, Crave reviewed Samsung’s ebook entry recently.
Ebook Readers, Ebooks & Accessories, although heavy in ads, seems to keep track of ebook developments pretty well.
Of course, people are reading ebooks on PDAs and cell phones. I played with reading on my son’s iPhone and it’s tempting. Very tempting.
What do you use to read ebooks?