Posted by Kyle L. Varnell 6 years ago
Kindle DX
http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/06/...kindle-event-in-nyc/



Jumbo Kindle to cost $489
http://www.komonews.com/news/tech/44457957.html

Amazon certainly didn't get any money from me with the first generation of their clunky Kindle. They never saw a dime with their second version that was less of a pain to lug around and now they won't see anything with this version either.

Sorry but I'm not spending $600 bucks to look at a screen when I can just as easily flip the pages of a $5 book. At nearly 10" this thing just looks bad, way too easy to drop and damage it and is just as clunky as the original.

Sorry Bezos, but you're just not going to kill the experience of walking into a bookstore, picking up a new (or used for that matter) book and flipping through the pages.

Touching a button and staring at a screen? Not for me.

[This message has been edited by Kyle L. Varnell (5/6/2009)]
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Posted by Dan Mowry 6 years ago
Kyle, I think you should complete the statement of protest by standing on Main Street with a sandwich board sign proclaiming everything you just typed on this online forum.

btw - I'm having a hard time just getting past how ugly the Kindle is.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell 6 years ago
How's this Dan
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Posted by Wendy Wilson 6 years ago
I hate this idea. Books should be read and reread, dog-eared, dropped on the floor next to your bed, and left on airplanes for the next guy. They should be collected and shared. Book stores are my favorite stores.
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Posted by Levi Forman 6 years ago
I have a friend that is a constant reader and she loves her kindle. I have played with it and it's pretty nifty, but the price is too high for me to consider, plus I like having something to put on the bookshelf after I finish reading it. I did read an eBook on my PDA once though and I actually liked it, and that was a 2.5" X 4" screen Also, the electronic books cost about as much as the paper kind so it's not going to pay for itself in savings on books. It's a heck of a lot easier to store and carry around than the 3500 books that will fit on it if anyone actually collected that many.
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Posted by Bob L. 6 years ago
Kyle:

I know some folks who love their Kindles...but I'm still on your side.
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Posted by Buck Showalter 6 years ago
I don't think it's worth taking sides - it's like being afraid there will be no more stoves because the George Foreman grill is superior. Fear, like books and stoves, is important to Kyle. This thing is the George Foreman grill of reading.

Reason to consider buying a kindle?

http://www.pcworld.com/article/1398..._new_use_for_3g.html

That just might be worth it.
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Posted by Amorette Allison 6 years ago
What if you are a bathtub reader?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr 6 years ago
TMI
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