Devices like the Sony Reader, Cybook, and Kindle DO NOT have glowing LCD screens.
Granted the PDF converter seems to have some trouble with graphics PDF's, but for books the converter works very well.
How do you load other eBooks onto the Kindle? Just add Amazon DRM.
Amazon can do a lot of money only from selling kindle, like Apple does with the iPod.
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.