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.
Devices like the Sony Reader, Cybook, and Kindle DO NOT have glowing LCD screens.
The Kindle supports Mobipocket files directly. You don't need to write a script to do that.
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