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Tschäff, Your comments point to one of the fundamental dilemmas on the device side confronting policymakers when it comes to investment decisions related to eBooks: what are the advantages and drawbacks (and associated costs) of promoting the use of a purpose-built device (like an eBook) over a multi-use device like a laptop? There are valid reasons why one might opt for one or the other, depending on the specific need. (And, just to complicate matters further, some of the prototype next generation eBook readers that I hear talked about make this distinction even fuzzier, as they appear to offer hybrid functionality.) In addition, at the very low end of pricing, there are niche devices that could conceivably fall under the eBook reader category like, for example, the Wiki Reader from Openmoko [http://www.openmoko.com/wikireader.html], which offers the 'Wikipedia in your pocket', to say nothing of initiatives related to the development of inexpensive, rugged e-Bibles and e-Korans. And all of this is to say nothing of the use of mobile phones as e-readers ...