Today, for the eReader Reference Architecture I modeled 3 options for reading from the web:
- If your reader has a browser and an Internet connection you can browse the web directly, as advertised for the iPad
- You could also browse the web, find something interesting and flag it as “Read Later”, as Instapaper does. Later you can create and download a document (PDF, ePub, HTML…) gathering all your “read later” pages. Today I modeled that the aggregated document is uploaded to your eReader via a Inbox Service (Service to Push documents to a eReader).
- An alternative to “Read Later” is the subscription to RSS feeds. I modeled that an RSS Agregator on the Desktop Tier creates a document (an ePub for instance) and uploads the aggregated document to your eReader, also via the Inbox Service.
Option 2 and 3 have the advantage that you can read the web off-line.