What Happens to E-Readers in a Recession?

For those who haven’t heard enough about the upcoming/current recession, The Digitalist offers a perspective on what happens to emerging technology like e-reading gadgets as the communal discretionary spend pool begins to shrink.

With price points between $400 and $800, capturing the hearts/minds of thrifty shoppers could become increasingly difficult at a critical junction of these devices’ product cycles. That said, there’s no need to have a device to read an e-book (as long as they are published in a non-proprietary format).

Given that digital editions are often significantly less than their bound counterparts, maybe an economic decline offers a great new way to stimulate adoption…

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