I recently ordered the new Sony PRS-505 ebook reader. It has a e-ink display that only uses power when turning pages and supposedly has a resolution that equals paper print. I hope that the paperless office comes a step closer with this one, as I still rpefer printouts to reading on screen.
What is interesting, but not advertized, that little gadget is based on Linux as well. If you have a look at Sony’s Linux website, offering downloads for used open source software, you’ll be amazed how many of its products are based on some GPL’ed software.
There is – obviously – already a hacker community around that little thing, improving it in unknown and unintended ways. They are adding new file formats and other cool stuff.
It is getting closer!!! Exiting:
10/18/2007 9:21 am With delivery courier. Zurich, Switzerland 8:52 am Arrived at DHL facility. Zurich, Switzerland 7:26 am Depart Facility Basel, Switzerland 6:01 am Clearance processing complete Basel, Switzerland 6:01 am Processing for clearance Basel, Switzerland 6:00 am Transit through DHL facility Basel, Switzerland 3:38 am Depart Facility Brussels, Belgium 10/17/2007 10:21 pm Transit through DHL facility Brussels, Belgium 10:28 am Depart Facility New York City Gateway, NY 4:45 am Depart Facility Wilmington - Clinton Field, OH 10/16/2007 11:01 pm Depart Facility Pinellas Park, FL 8:07 pm Depart Facility Bradenton, FL 2:32 pm Shipment picked up Bradenton, FL