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Last week I went to a session at the computing services department about eBooks and eReaders. The University has an increasing range of books available in electronic form covering all manner of subjects. I was more interested though in discussion of the devices designed to make these available on the move.

They had two devices to pass round, the Amazon Kindle and the Sony PRS-600. Out of the two, I preferred the Sony unit on the brief inspection I was able to give them. It has a smaller size but larger screen because, rather than the Kindle’s joypad and keyboard, it has a touchscreen.

Neither really grabbed me though. Perhaps a chance to play more closely would convince me but, for the time being, I’ll stick with the dead trees.

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