_ «In 2000 Microsoft put out a timeline predicting what would happen the next 20 years with ebooks.
The prediction for 2010 was: Popular eBook devices weigh eight ounces, run for more than 24 hours, offer beautiful non-backlit displays, are available in flexible/foldable form factors, and hold more books and magazines than most university libraries. They cost less than $100 and are often given away free with the purchase of several books or a magazine subscription.
The Kindle weighs 8.5 ounces and cost $139 for the cheapest model. Microsoft was in the ballpark of being correct.» _
Via Paul Biba («Pity that Microsoft didn't predict that it would completely mess up its own entry into the ebook space».)