Mike Elgan says no…
Mike Elgan in Computerworld gives seven reasons why an ebook reader is a bad idea as a christmas present. I’ll let you check them out for yourself– they seem to centre on an expectation that Apple is about to enter the market and take over the way they have with the ipod and iphone. The jury’s still out on that one, so I’ll leave you with his reason # 5:
Two years ago, the Amazon Kindle was the new hotness. This year, it’s old and busted. The Kindle and its major competitors have pretty much the same screen technology. And everybody knows about them, so they’re just not an exciting gift anymore.