Originally Posted by NYCMacFan
Imagine traveling for a month in Asia and then Europe. Or a business traveler on the road M-F weak after weak. I can see the CLEAR attraction. For this reason, I will buy, but may wait a bit.
(I accept all the criticisms, but nevertheless, think this is a revolutionary product that is only a version or two from nailing it. Of course, Apple probably would have nailed it.)
One downside - may have to turn off for takeoff and landing...
If I'm a tourist traveling through Europe (min of 6 weeks or it's pointless) and Asia (an additional 6 weeks or it's pointless) I am a complete moron if I'm spending my time reading digital books and not soaking up the experience I most likely won't see again in my life. I'd be busy taking photos, filming scenery, working on my laptop to create DVDs of my visits to famous historical locations, museums, soaking up as much local culture as I can knowing I'll only be able to review my memory and what I recorded with my digital camera/camcorder.
I, personally, would be writing in LaTeX my experiences and possibly put them into a novella form or general diary form.
As a business man, my time will be stringently focused on business dealings. Reading books on my pocket book reader is definitely a waste of time, though perhaps reading a book over the course of being there is possible. What's more possible is picking up a book or two on the cultures and keeping them.
As a business traveler on the train/tram or whatever, I'm busy reading for leisure or most likely getting some work done. Meetings and other distractions only make getting my work accomplished throughout the week harder to attain. Having time on the train/tram to get some of it done really tends to be what I have done in my past on such a situation.
My weekly schedule also definitely could include me zoning out to some MUSIC.
It's a niche product and always has been.