Electronic ink makes it into a consumer product – the Sony Librie. Only available in Japan atm, I think, but I’ve been waiting for one of these for a while. They’re selling it with a proprietry drm’d ebook reader on it, but it’s running linux and their source bundle includes what appears to be a framebuffer interface to the hardware. It prompted me to read about DRM technology, to see if there’s any good drm solutions out there in the research world, as opposed to the heavy-handed approaches popular by the big player. Anyhow, with the Librie, it’s the hardware which is tasty – 170dpi 800×600 reflective display, usable indoors and outside. Must find an importer …
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