It’s pretty good.

The worst part: On day one the screen froze and it wouldn’t even turn off.  Natasha had to read the instructions and press on a battery point with a pin to reboot it.  What if that happened to me on an airplane?  Must I now always carry around a small, sharp pin?

The best part: For fiction — that is fiction I’m actually going to read — I would rather use this screen than a traditional book.  It is somehow easier to have a more focused appreciation of the words without being distracted by the book as a whole.

The actual worst part: For non-fiction it is not fast enough for real scrolling, flipping through, browsing and reading.  The machine is best for linear, sequential consumption of the text.

I’m not sure if this entry should go under the "Books" or the "Web/Tech" category.


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