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Sony e-book reader gets 500,000 books from Google

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Lol with $100-$200 more, you could get a deccent travel laptop that doubles as an ebook reader. Why anyone would spend money on an e-book reader is beyond me...

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Wow what a waste of money! A Library card was $2 or free, can't remember. I have access to millions of books from the library system that I can order online to my local branch. I usually read quite often. I don't think the average American reads a book a year, so forget USA as a market! Donate the money for this to your local library instead, that would be better.

Used to read on my palm pilot but that gets old pretty quickly. A book is a book. Textbooks online/laptop are also terrible. Love reading curled up in bed. This just isn't the same. Also you can recycle the book to make another book.

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Why doesn't google just pair up with Amazon..they have tons more books than Sony... hmm.. maybe there is a bit of political drama goin on here...

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Why was Sony unable to convert these books from PDF to their reader without google's help? The content is in the public domain. Write a program and convert the files. Am I missing something here?

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