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Amazon Kindle
« on: November 19, 2007, 12:56:57 AM »
"Alright, well, for the sake of this conversation, let's say the book does not exist."

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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 06:40:29 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 08:41:52 AM »
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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 09:01:48 AM »
Exactly, Laurie - it looks ancient.

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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 10:58:34 AM »
Exclusive photo of Kindle design sessions:

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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 01:41:25 PM »
Is that really the Kindle?  I'm anti the whole e-Books thing, period.  Books are a near-perfect technology.
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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 02:58:55 PM »
Except for the whole tree thing.  Besides, a lot of technologies once deemed ne plus ultra have been left in the dust with the passage of time.

Have they made a Kindle that you can read in the bath tub?  If not, that's a serious design flaw.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 03:09:40 PM »
I'm sure you can read it in the tub, Sarah. You just can't air it out after you drop it in the water.

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 06:16:59 PM »
Terrible lack of precision on my part:  "Have they made a Kindle that you can read in the bath tub without having to worry about getting it wet?"

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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 06:18:54 PM »
I instantly regretted that KINDLE-CORE tattoo I got this afternoon. 

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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 07:37:58 PM »
Is that really the Kindle?  I'm anti the whole e-Books thing, period.  Books are a near-perfect technology.

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I think if it gets wet, you would just dry it out like a cellphone, right?
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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 08:22:32 AM »
Terrible lack of precision on my part:  "Have they made a Kindle that you can read in the bath tub without having to worry about getting it wet?"

Do you laminate your books, magazines and newspapers?

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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2007, 08:27:23 AM »
You drop a book in the tub, you can dry it out and still read it.  I wasn't sure you could do the same with a Kindle, although Josh seems to think you can.  And, speaking of Josh, good points all!  As I've said elsewhere, I think books will eventually become obsolete or at least rare, limited to fancy editions for rich retro folk.   

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Re: Amazon Kindle
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2007, 08:35:47 AM »
In general, I completely embrace technological progression ... but not with this. I'm not sure why, but I really don't want to see books go the way of the dinosaur.

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2007, 08:37:55 AM »
I don't, either.  I just think it's going to happen.

 

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