Doubt that e-book machines will eventually be as readable as paper books? As a matter of fact, display problems are one reason why just 100,000 or so e-book machines are in use. But that may change. Check out the March 3 issue of the Wall Street Journal, which carried an interview with Michael McCreary, the vice president for R&D at E Ink, whose technology could also drive down the costs.

“Next year,” he’s quoted, “we plan the introduction of black-and-white displays for hand-held devices, electronic books, cellphones and PDAs. The following year, 2004, we would introduce color displays for the same type of applications.”

> Start-Up Says Newspapers of Future May Be Printed With Electronic Ink

May be limited to Wall Street Journal subscribers


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