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posted 10 July 2008 09:57 PM      Profile for Sven     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Does anyone have a Kindle? In a 2007 rabble column, Wayne MacPhail said the wireless capability used by the Kindle was supposed to be available in Canada sometime in 2008.

I'm thinking of getting one. Contrary to MacPhail's dismissive description of the Kindle's screen as being like Etch-a-Sketch, the reviewers on Amazon who have purchased the Kindle (about 3,500 reviewers) uniformly say the screen is fantastic (I can only assume that MacPhail never actually saw an actual Kindle screen). And, instead of paying, say, $15 for a paper book, you can buy the same book for, say, $9. It will hold 200 average-length books. And, you can wirelessly download your books (never have to connect it to a PC or Mac).

It also strikes me as a pretty green option for reading (no trees, no printing, no transportation, no warehousing of paper books).

I've heard that the buttons are a little clumsy to use so I'm thinking of waiting until v2.0 comes out (probably near the end of the year).

But, thought I'd check to see if any babblers have a Kindle and what they think of it...

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