Having just bought an e-reader for personal use, I think they do have some potential in the workplace. Ask yourself why do we use all this sophisticated technology at our desk, but when we are called to a meeting, we suddenly step back a couple of hundred years and start shuffling papers around? Some people bring copies, some don't; Some organisers bring copies for all which results in duplication. An e-reader for all would bring us back to the 21st Century.
The downside is that you can only view one page at a time and moving between documents requires a few clicks. But then, as always, we adapt to use new technology if it brings real benefits, so meetings may proceed in a more ordered fashion to counteract those difficulties.
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