An e-book (short for electronic book , also written eBook ) is the digital media equivalent of a conventional printed book . Such documents are usually read on personal computers , or on dedicated hardware devices known as e-book readers or e-book devices . Many mobile phones can also be used to read eBooks.
Electronic paper , also called e-paper , is a display technology designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper . Unlike a conventional flat panel display , which uses a backlight to illuminate its pixels , electronic paper reflects light like ordinary paper and is capable of holding text and images indefinitely without drawing electricity, while allowing the image to be changed later.
E Ink is a type of electronic paper manufactured by E Ink Corporation .
It is a proprietary material that is processed into a film for integration into electronic displays , particularly for E-book devices such as the Sony Reader , the iLiad , the Cybook Gen3 , the Amazon Kindle , the Readius device from Polymer Vision  and Plastic Logic 's Reader.
第一代电子书阅读器 Rocket eBook Made by: NuvoMedia, Inc. Released: 1998 Predecessor: none Languages Supported: English File Types Supported: RB http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Rocket_eBook
第一代电子书阅读器 Softbook Reader Made by: Gemstar Released: 1998 Predecessor: none Languages Supported: English File Types Supported: Internal HTML based http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Softbook_Reader
IBM 的创新设计 e-Newspaper The IBM e-Newspaper won a Gold Award in the 1999 competition of the Industrial Design Society of America. Sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine. http://www-03.ibm.com/technology/designconsulting/port_newspaper.html
第一代有影响的 eInk 电子书： Sony LIBRIé 2004 http://www.eink.com/press/images/image_release_70.html