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Amazon Kindle ebook reader

Pauline McNamara

Joined: Jan 19, 2001
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Anyone touched one of these?
Bear Bibeault
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Despite being an avid reader, I don't find these compelling for a number of reasons. Primarily:
  • the price point is too high
  • even though Amazon has said that they'll keep content for perpetuity, they said that about Unbox too, and...
  • restrictions on non-Amazon content and formats
  • and (least importantly) did it have to be so ugly?

  • [ November 29, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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    Pauline McNamara

    Joined: Jan 19, 2001
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    Though ugly may be least important in that list, it's definitely an important factor. Did you ever see one up close? I've only seen the ad.
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