In a day like this, in 2004, I was posting about how a Sony Clie would be a much nicer ebook reader than my palm m100.
Was, indeed much better than this:
And I was happy that I could get the Clie for only 100 dollars after trading my m100. And it had a battery life of a whole 2 days. Nowadays, for the same 100 dollars, I got a Kindle touch, with a battery life of, like, forever.
OTOH, at night I read on an android phone, which is about the same size and shape as the Clie and has even shorter battery life (much better screen of course).
So, the more things change, the more they stay the same, I guess.