Curious what people think about the Amazon Kindle (e-book reader). Will it be the iPod of books? Would you shell out $400 odd dollars for it?
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What do you think about the Kindle?
Strangely enough, this is the kind of reaction I normally get when I mention the Kindle, no one has heard of it or no one cares. I wonder if its a sign of the times, that people don't read too many books these days.
Google "Is Google making us stupid?", an article from The Atlantic. Equally, GPS is making us stupid too. Essentially, we've lost our patience.
I didn't know about Kindle until I read this post. I know what you mean about the reading thing...but I LOVE to read. I dunno if I would be able to read an entire book on the computer though...I really like to curl up with a good book and relax. If it was on the computer then I wouldn't be able to do that as easily.
Okay...actually, I just watched the video about it and it sounds great. Hmmm, I might have to get one.
There's something like a 13 week waiting list (which personally I think was created by Amazon to increase sales). On Ebay, they're going for up to $1000 a pop thanks to said demand and the holiday season.
I'll probably buy it too, but only when it comes down in price...something the original one will do around Jan./Feb. of 2009 when the next 'improved' version comes out.
I am interested in it....but afraid that I'm too in love with paper books for it to work for me.
I try to get books via my library to keep my book consumption costs in line.
Kindle would not help with that.
It could help, but you would have to pirate the books, ie read the books without paying for them....almost sounds like what a library does, lol.
Pdf, txt and even html are all convertable to be read on the Kindle, according to some tech sites I read. Also there are sources such as Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org) which give you all the free classics you can ask for.
If the above-mentioned ways were not available, I wouldn't consider buying the Kindle as post-'finding used bookstores', I'm not into buying full price anymore. Plus it makes no sense why a digital copy (what you buy from Amazon wirelessly) should cost almost the same price as a dead-tree book.
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