5 things I want from an ebook reader:
- I should be able to take notes while reading. Bonus points for having decent OCR so later on my notes are searchable.
- I want to use it to learn languages. So I want to read a book in Spanish, and words should be clickable or stylusoverable and give me the English translation. It’s my number one annoyance when reading paper books in new languages, and I don’t want to lug a dictionary around.
- I want it to be easy to get books onto it based on my Facebook reading list, Amazon wishlist, O’Reilly bookshelf, …
- I want to be able to put my own texts on it; pdfs I’ve downloaded, manuals we make, …. No proprietary formats please.
- I should be able to do this stuff from Linux.
Obviously this goes on top of normal requirements like ‘be light enough to carry around in addition to my usual laptop’ (I usually carry a book as well so that should be no problem) and ‘have decent battery life’.
Does this already exist ? Can I buy it in Europe ?