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Comment by Alissa Neumayer on November 29, 2007 at 3:29pm
I have read a great deal about this book reader from Amazon as well. However, I still don't get it! Why would a book need to be electronic? How is this an improvement overprint format? It really seems like technology just for technology's sake, rather than an improved format for reading.
Comment by Alissa Neumayer on November 29, 2007 at 3:29pm
I have read a great deal about this book reader from Amazon as well. However, I still don't get it! Why would a book need to be electronic? How is this an improvement overprint format? It really seems like technology just for technology's sake, rather than an improved format for reading.
Comment by Alissa Neumayer on November 29, 2007 at 3:29pm
I have read a great deal about this book reader from Amazon as well. However, I still don't get it! Why would a book need to be electronic? How is this an improvement overprint format? It really seems like technology just for technology's sake, rather than an improved format for reading.
Comment by Israel Yanez on November 21, 2007 at 4:15pm
The link didn't work for me, but I did go to amazon.com today (during my lunch break, of course) and you can't visit the site without a full page letter from Jeff Bezos declaring the greatness of Kindle, their "reading device." I guess "book reader" is too close to e-book reader which might be a turnoff to some people.

While my initial reaction is to dismiss this as something that won't catch on, I was pleasantly surprised to read that there is no glare on this machine (reading articles for class on the laptop makes me tired really fast), you don't have to look for a wi-fi hot spot to access materials, and there is no subscription fee.

I guess it might catch on among those who "must have" the latest gadget. Right now, I'd accept it as a Christmas gift, but don't know that I'd pay the hefty price tag just yet. Or that I could ever prefer a "reading device" over the "thumbability" of a book.

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