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E-reader roundup: 8 devices compete for the crown

October 14, 2010

Tags: Kindle, Kobo, Sony eReader, eReader, eBook, ePublishing, Alex eReader, Extaco jetBook, Apple, iPad, Libre eBook, Pandigital Novel, Hardware reviews, ComputerWorld

In ancient times, the elite read their sacred writings, histories, philosophical musings and more on materials such as clay tablets, papyrus leaves and vellum scrolls. Somewhere around the first century, the paper-and-ink book appeared, and the invention of the mechanical printing press in the 15th century brought the printed word to the masses. Now, for the first time in centuries, how we read is undergoing a revolutionary transformation..... Read the full roundup of 8 eReaders we reviewed for ComputerWorld.