Sony Launches PDA Clone

This Saturday, Sony launches the ebook reader. (And if you can read Japanese, here’s the Sony page.) The reader resembles a PDA and allows a memory stick will allow 500 books to be indexed at one time. There’s no way to download books directly to the Librie. Honestly, if this is the best Sony can do, then they need to go back to the drawing board. Personally, until digital paper with flippable pages offering the same resolution as printed material comes along, I’m disinclined to stare at an LCD for several hours, even if it’s at 170 pixels per inch. (A printer, by contrast, is 300 ppi.)