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eReaders vs. iPads?

Posted in Technology by Noah Harlan on June 17, 2010

In a post on Media Bistro’s GalleyCat, Jason Boog writes about The Big Money’s Untethered 2010 tablet conference today:

Bob Nell, Sony Electronics’ director of business development in the digital reading business division, thought that eReaders would survive. On an airplane recently, he spotted one iPad passenger watching a movie on an iPad and a Sony Reader user reading a book. “She was watching her own movie in the theater of the mind,” Nell said. “It’s a different kind of experience, and a different kind of product.”

Uh, what?

The iPad user can watch a “theater of the mind” movie too, if they use iBooks or the Kindle app. The Sony Reader user can’t watch an actual movie… Sounds like a win for the iPad to me.

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  1. Lorie M said, on June 17, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Sounds like desperate semantics to me.

    Insert any Monty Python semantics bit here.

    Down with the Judean People’s Front, boo, boo!
    No, no, WE’RE the Judean People’s Front, you idiot. THEY’RE the People’s Front of Judea.
    Oh.
    Down with the People’s Front of Judea, boooo!

  2. Noah said, on June 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    LOL

    I love that bit…


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