In the New York Times Brad Stone and Motoko Rich reckon that the ebook reader has started to take hold. Notes Gregory Cowles on the Paper Cuts blog :
Kindles are a regular sight on my train these days, and seem poised to become as ubiquitous as iPods ...But if Amazon blew the full potential of the Christmas opportunity, it gave Sony's e-reader, currently being marketed quite agressively in the States, a more than fighting chance. Other competitors are on the horizon.
And apparently it's on the cards that soon new books will start to be published in e-book format first. That's the point at which the ereader, I think, will really start to take off.
When on earth is the technology going to come here??? I hate being left behind ...