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#16 robert40

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:31 PM

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Oprah gave it high praise today.
Also a $50 coupon is available for the next week at the link below.
http://www.oprah.com...024_tows_kindle

Robert, thanks. Yes, it's the Oprah code that I had. Of course, it's probably sold out already.

If we walk real softly maybe no one will notice we watch Oprah. unsure.gif

#17 splinky

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE(robert40 @ Oct 24 2008, 05:31 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Oct 22 2008, 07:24 PM) View Post
QUOTE(robert40 @ Oct 24 2008, 05:15 PM) View Post
Oprah gave it high praise today.
Also a $50 coupon is available for the next week at the link below.
http://www.oprah.com...024_tows_kindle

Robert, thanks. Yes, it's the Oprah code that I had. Of course, it's probably sold out already.

If we walk real softly maybe no one will notice we watch Oprah. unsure.gif

Robert,
oprah helps us to make our lives better, there's no shame in that. rolleyes.gif laugh.gif

i just keep thinking i'd miss real books.

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#18 Evelyn

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:35 AM

QUOTE(splinky @ Oct 24 2008, 02:55 PM) View Post
QUOTE(robert40 @ Oct 24 2008, 05:31 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Oct 22 2008, 07:24 PM) View Post
QUOTE(robert40 @ Oct 24 2008, 05:15 PM) View Post
Oprah gave it high praise today.
Also a $50 coupon is available for the next week at the link below.
http://www.oprah.com...024_tows_kindle

Robert, thanks. Yes, it's the Oprah code that I had. Of course, it's probably sold out already.

If we walk real softly maybe no one will notice we watch Oprah. unsure.gif

Robert,
oprah helps us to make our lives better, there's no shame in that. rolleyes.gif laugh.gif

i just keep thinking i'd miss real books.



Until Orca gives me a new car...I refuse.

#19 splinky

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 02:00 AM

QUOTE(Evelyn @ Oct 24 2008, 09:35 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Oct 24 2008, 02:55 PM) View Post
QUOTE(robert40 @ Oct 24 2008, 05:31 PM) View Post
QUOTE(splinky @ Oct 22 2008, 07:24 PM) View Post
QUOTE(robert40 @ Oct 24 2008, 05:15 PM) View Post
Oprah gave it high praise today.
Also a $50 coupon is available for the next week at the link below.
http://www.oprah.com...024_tows_kindle

Robert, thanks. Yes, it's the Oprah code that I had. Of course, it's probably sold out already.

If we walk real softly maybe no one will notice we watch Oprah. unsure.gif

Robert,
oprah helps us to make our lives better, there's no shame in that. rolleyes.gif laugh.gif

i just keep thinking i'd miss real books.



Until Orca gives me a new car...I refuse.

with that attitude she'll never give you a new car. robert and i will take you for spin in our oprah cars sometime

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#20 Evelyn

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 02:53 AM

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:13 PM

Can I buy a used kindle? Can I buy a used book on a kindle? Can I take a kindle book from the library?
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#22 splinky

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:27 PM

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Can I buy a used kindle? Can I buy a used book on a kindle? Can I take a kindle book from the library?

maybe, no and no

hardly used kindle - ebay

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#23 Wilfrid1

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:15 PM

It never occurred to me before, but is the name kindle supposed to "evoke" book burning?
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:02 AM

I'm trying to figure out how this technology could cost $350. Isn't it a pretty basic downloading thing and an internal harddrive? And I don't see that it has particularly interesting graphics.

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:09 AM

Stone:

It shouldn't.



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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:13 AM

I don't think the iPhone is big enough to be a serious reader. (although I wonder how much smaller it's screen is than the Kindle's.)
I think my big problem with the Kindle is that it is pretty worthless. I rarely if ever read more than one book at a time, so the only benefit it could offer is access to magazines or newspapers (most of which are already available on my BB).

#27 porkwah

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:43 AM

kindle seems misguided, i'd think.
i really wouldn't mind having a small tablet PC type thing with a very readable b&w screen which would suck down various blogs and news sources, which i could take with me on the subway on the way to work.
but only a fraction of my reading is "books".

man, i need a headache


#28 Stone

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:48 AM

As Jason points out in his article, for that kind of money, I'd expect to get a whole lot more than just a book reader. Doesn't $350 buy a much more complex and useful iPhone or BB? And I'd think that anyone buying this thing would already have a pretty quick connection to the Internets. I'm all for instant gratification, but I can usually wait until I get home to make my purchase.

#29 jesteinf

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:30 AM

I read tons of books. Sometimes I read 2 or 3 books at a time. If I'm going on a week-long vacation I'll sometimes bring 4 or 5 books (mostly hardcover). So honestly, I have no qualms buying a Kindle. In fact, I already did. I put in my order shortly after Thanksgiving, only to find out I wouldn't actually get the thing until end of February/beginning of March. Today Amazon sent me an email to let me know I would be getting a Kindle 2 instead of a Kindle 1 since my order hadn't shipped yet (which I thought was pretty nice).

Jason, I read your article and see your points, but I really don't care about the thing being open source or connected to my Facebook account or anything like that. This thing is going to save me a ton of money on books, and will save me some serious schlepping on the bus and on vacation.
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Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:52 AM

QUOTE(Stone @ Feb 9 2009, 08:48 PM) View Post
As Jason points out in his article, for that kind of money, I'd expect to get a whole lot more than just a book reader. Doesn't $350 buy a much more complex and useful iPhone or BB? And I'd think that anyone buying this thing would already have a pretty quick connection to the Internets. I'm all for instant gratification, but I can usually wait until I get home to make my purchase.


I wonder how much 3G adds to the price. It does seem kind of pointless on the Kindle, if its primary (only?) function is to download books.

I suppose the other question is whether people will want another electronic media device, or use just one. One of the reasons I bought an iPhone was because I only wanted to schlep one device rather than a phone and MP3 player. Reading books on the iPhone isn't a very satisfactory experience, but I'd be willing to spend a few hundred bucks in a couple of years and upgrade to a model that lets me read books as well as listen to music, watch movies, read blogs, surf the web, etc. I'm not really interested in carrying around another piece of electronics.
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