Paul Roub

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I'll Buy an E-book Reader When...

Noting that Amazon is rumored to be launching their own e-book reader on Monday.

Noticed in the purported specs that there’s a headphone jack. Not sure what for… perhaps for text-to-speech, or audible navigation?

What it’s probably not for, but will be someday on someone’s reader, is this: I’d like to be able to read the book both at home (on screen) and in the car (audio, obviously). The reader knows where I left off. Keep going from there.

And not via robotic vocalization — I want the real audiobook. I want Frank Muller narrating.

And when I get back home, out to lunch, wherever — the on-screen reader knows where the audio left off.

I’ll buy that one.