It is little wonder that Kindle is popular. Amazon's Kindle has a surface that reads and feels much more like real paper, which is actually far more comfortable to extended and lengthy reading. It's something that many people don't realize how big of a difference it makes until they have used it, which may explain the loyalty of Kindle owners.
I guess that is a point that is not as easy to come across to most people when they consider different options, but Kindle is truly more well designed for human physiology and less about the cool factor. Amazon has done well for its focus on the human aspect of it.
On the note about Amazon, ConsumerWorld.org recently showcased a place where you get direct links to some pretty cool discounts on Amazon.
Definately won't be buying one after they withdrew support for Wikileaks. After all who gives a crap about the niceness of the machine you are reading on if all the news is censored crap drip fed to us by our corrupt governments.
(I know that sounds harsh but it's nothing compared to what this poor Assange bloke is going through in solitary confinement without even a charge)
Love my Kindle (had it about 14 months) and I reckon I've sold a half dozen to other people just carrying it around with me to different events. Amazon should be sending me a check...sometime...
It would be nice if it were a little more file friendly, but you can't have everything in life...
It is not only e-ink that makes Kindle so good. The software around it is also very functional. Ability to search the book, make notes (it copies for you all the notes into separate file), dictionary, adjusting font size, etc... Kindle is BETTER than paper book!
[citation][nom]guruofchem[/nom].It would be nice if it were a little more file friendly, but you can't have everything in life...[/citation]
There are readers that are "file friendly" out there and with the same pearl screen (made by PVI)
Was over on slashdot reading how they are ripping out tons of erotic ebooks because they deal with the adult-incest topic. Now, that isn't my thing, but it is an indicator of how the system could be potentially abused if the company were willing to give into government (or corporate) censorship. We all would reject "firemen" a la 451 Fahrenheit style - but what if they were virtual "firemen", deleting your books from the digital repository of mankind? Would anyone notice or care, especially if it was done in the guise of "unacceptable" content. (This book is anti-government, or anti-religious, or considered indecent in some communities, or might be offensive to some readers and thus will be deleted from our libraries... and yours!)