eBooks In The Bathtub

By Patrick Appel
De Long writes:

I can take the book into the bathtub - so it still has one key edge, even though its production process sacrifices timeliness.

Yglesias adds:

The longer I own my Kindle the more I think that it’s a crucially flawed device in a number of respects. Respects that I expect to be resolved by some successor device in a few years that will position the eBook readers of the future to kill off the regular book. But this bathtub issue is hard to solve.

Problem solved! It's not cheap though. (Related video here). I see it has just been made avaliable to the public.