By Edward Nawotka
In today’s editorial about the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I argue that existing e-readers are already adequate enough to serve most readers’ needs. What’s more, I suggest that those who are interested in e-books have likely already purchased such a device (or are planning to in the near future) and that new devices, even the promised Apple tablet, are at best evolutionary, not revolutionary.
What do you think? Are existing devices indeed adequate? Do you really need a fully functional, video capable computer — no matter how svelte — to read a book? And is there a great untapped mass market for high-priced, stand-alone, e-reading devices still out there.
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below or via Twitter using the hashtag #ppdiscuss.