Devices like the Sony Reader, Cybook, and Kindle DO NOT have glowing LCD screens.
Non-DRM Mobi books, like free e-books found online in Mobi format, or files you convert to Mobi files, are already supported on Kindle.
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.
A cheap casioppeia allows me to read ebooks around 2001.
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