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Wednesday, August 27, 2003
(e-publishing) Fit a whole library on one book  
The BBC reports: "Researchers at Hewlett Packard have developed a prototype electronic book which can hold a whole library on a device no bigger than a paperback." The usual problems with e-books are mentioned, notably the difficulty of reading on-screen. The article continues "However new advances in electronic paper displays may get around this problem while making the prototype device slimmer and more powerful. "Radical new display technologies are on the horizon which will give a much more paper like feel", said Mr Robson. "


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