As glued to the net as we all are, there's vast quantities of content that is not available online.
Kindles can read a variety of non-proprietary, non-DRM'ed formats. They read TXT, HTML, JPEG, and non-DRM Mobi files directly.
The Kindle is already able to read more than just Amazon DRMed content, it can handle a number of formats.
Devices like the Sony Reader, Cybook, and Kindle DO NOT have glowing LCD screens.
A revolutionary portable reader that wirelessly downloads books, newspapers, magazines and blogs to a crisp, high-resolution electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.