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What I want for Christmas...

...and it will probably take that long for it to be available in the UK, but doesn't the Skiff e-reader look sexy?


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I don't know about sexy but it is just the thing I've been waiting for - it can display diagrams, and you don't need a magnifying glass to see them.

Jan 6, 2010 at 11:10 AM | Unregistered Commenterivan

Electronic paper finally? Readable in bright light? Where in the world do I get one?

Jan 6, 2010 at 11:19 AM | Unregistered CommenterMichael Cejnar

Just B&W at the moment :-(

Jan 6, 2010 at 1:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterTDK

What I want for Christmas is AGW-related.

Jan 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM | Unregistered Commenterdearieme

Not much use, there's no handle, you'd soon get bored shovelling snow with that!

Jan 6, 2010 at 4:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnon

Ohh.. gadgets. Bet it can't be used in a woodburner though. Potential downside to Skiff looks like it's tie to Hearst content, at least till modders get their mitts on it. As for Michael's comment, I've found my Sony PRS-600 does reasonably well in bright light, providing it's not too directly on it. But that's a drawback with all the readers I played with. Biggest drawback I've found is ergonomics.. I find the 600 more readable than smaller screens, but it's slightly too large to fit in a jacket pocket.

Jan 6, 2010 at 8:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterAtomic Hairdryer

I live on a boat. I bought a kndle2 - the smaller one. Now I can read all the old books that I could never find at the library, like Adam Smith, Hulme, MacCauley, Hobbs, Thyucidides, Hesiod, Gibbon -(the whole thing) on and on. And we don't accumulate a pile of tomes we don't have room for. These things are a real boon for anyone interested in pre-1920 things. For example I'm just finishing Churchill's "River War" about the 1896-98 Soudan Campaign. Free.

I know UK copyright laws are more restrictive, so likely I can get books for free here in the states that you will have to wait for the 70 years after the death of the author, but still...........

And the Skiff does indeed look wonderful.

Jan 7, 2010 at 2:05 PM | Unregistered Commenterj ferguson

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