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Amazon Kindle ebook reader

Pauline McNamara
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Anyone touched one of these?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m2S5YCKCJJ64W8:m1KUZNR4TVZSMM
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?


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    Pauline McNamara
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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.
     
    Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
     
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