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E-ink magazine coverJul 22 2008

The September 2008 issue of Esquire magazine will feature an e-ink cover.

"This is really the 1.0 version," said Kevin O'Malley, Esquire's publisher. "Imagine when the consumer walks by a newsstand and sees that it is alive."

I am not looking forward to a living newsstand...imagine Times Square writ small. The cover will come with a small battery that will power the display for only 90 days.

Sony has announced their Portable Reader...theOct 02 2006

Sony has announced their Portable Reader...the one with the e-ink screen. The Librie was the precursor to the Portable Reader.

Looks like Sony has finally made aJan 05 2006

Looks like Sony has finally made a version of the Librie (an electronic ink portable media reader) for the US market. It says that "Random House, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin-Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Time Warner Book Group are all on board with titles", which may mean that the thing is all DRMed up. Still coveting though. (via rw)

Thoughts on turning the Sony Libre intoJun 29 2005

Thoughts on turning the Sony Libre into a "Universal Game Board".

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