Thus far I've successfully resisted the charms of Kindles 1 and 2, such as they are, and of the Sony Reader as well. Though I'm someone who reads a whole lot of text on a screen, I'm still a committed bookist when it comes to, well, books.
It is possible that the promised Eee Reader from Asus might be a game changer for me. For one thing, as with the netbook that the Taiwan company launched, this device would be cheap — perhaps $200, according to reports. Then, as you can see from the image, which is an imagined portrayal, the plan is to market a hinged pair of screens so as to put something very like an actual pocket book in your hands. Moreover, unlike the current e-book readers, the Eee Reader would have the ability to operate on one of the screens as a netbook as well, using a touch screen keyboard.