Sony has teamed up with Google to challenge the Kindle in the e-book wars. [Yawn] Yeah it’s nice that you can read Google’s entire public domain library on it but the reader itself still costs over $300 dollars.
Look! These days, for $300 you can get an actual computer. Here’s what I expect in an e-book reader: I want one for 100 dollars or less that’s roughly the size of a mass market paperback and that will let me read any text file, PDF or any other damn kind of file that anyone in the history of the world has ever come up with for displaying words on a screen. And of course I want to be able to connect it to my PC and download stuff as effortlessly as using a flash drive. Until you (Sony, Amazon and anyone else who makes these things) can do that just go away and don’t bother me anymore.