I'm a big fan of eBooks. The only thing that is really holding eBooks back is the display. The attempts to make standard PDAs into eBooks have all failed. The screen resolution and form-factors were just not equal to that of a printed book. The newer eBook displays, however, have reproduced the size and resolution of the printed page, but they too have issues with form factors. The new LG display is now flexible. This form factor allows the user to hold the device in much the same way a person would hold a magazine. It's only a matter of time until these devices replace the huge load of text books now being strapped to little kids' backs.
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