If you read some of the Kindle discussion groups, you'll see people complaining about "no backlighting", and then a few days/weeks later they will be lauding the fact that it has no backlighting.
DRM refers to the fact that you can't view Amazon Kindle books on other devices (including your computer), or on other Kindles - i.e. no sharing, the purpose of DRM.
Think about waiting somewhere in the middle of the day, or perhaps in an airport while you're traveling, and having immediate access to 100,000 books and hundreds of newspapers and periodicals from this pad in your hand.
Devices like the Sony Reader, Cybook, and Kindle DO NOT have glowing LCD screens.
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