I've used e-readers since the Rocketbook. I've had ebookman (my only regret), and the Sony 505, 700, Kindle 1 and Kindle 2. Is there anyone else on the board who remembers the good old days ? Remember...when we paid $499 for the Rocketbook, in the mid to late 90's, and plugged it into the phone jack and it called the bookstore over a built in modem. The bookstore bragged 500 books, and the device held 50. I found mine in the bottom of a drawer yesterday, dusted it off, plugged in the charger. The rechargeable battery still took a charge yesterday! I pulled up my books, and read parts of Anne Rice's The witching Hour, which isn't available on Kindle or Sony. Just for kicks I plugged it into the phone jack. The modem dialed. I got a "that number is no longer available". Bummer. Anyone else remember the days when we carried our bulky readers up the hill both ways in the snow to read ?