eNews perspectives

Ifra, the professional body of the news publishing industry with which I am connected, has held its eNews 2010 meeting in Eindhoven in the Netherlands between February 5 and 7.

Although most of the discussions are covered by confidentiality requirements, some perspectives on available technologies are even now in the public domain. This includes the e-reading concept promoted by Amazon, with its own device, the Kindle (click thumbnail for bigger image).

The Kindle from Amazon

I had the opportunity to see the device and the performance of the e-ink, a new display technology that is under active development by a host of companies. More on that later.

Here I am signing off with a picture of the Kindle that I took at a demo in Eindhoven. From all accounts, the device has had a major transformative appeal in the US, and it sold out in five hours.

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