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Amazon.com has a new gadget, called Kindle, out for the bibliophile, an electronic, wireless device that you can order books for $9.99 and have them downloaded to the device in less than a minute no matter where you are.

What effect will this have on the Borders and Barnes and Nobles? Newspapers and magazines can also be downloaded. For a cool $359.00 you, too, can have one. Check it out on Amzon.com/Kindle

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Amazon.com has a new gadget, called Kindle, out for the bibliophile, an electronic, wireless device that you can order books for $9.99 and have them downloaded to the device in less than a minute no matter where you are.

What effect will this have on the Borders and Barnes and Nobles? Newspapers and magazines can also be downloaded. For a cool $359.00 you, too, can have one. Check it out on Amzon.com/Kindle


Some things are inherently wrong, bordering on evil. Even Captain Kirk preferred holding a real book over an electronic book. Kindle is even more sterile than going into a Borders or Barnes and Noble...if that is possible.


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Amazon.com has a new gadget, called Kindle...

I know - I made reference to The Damned Thing recently somewhere amongst this forum.

Dreadful little machine, no?

Ambrose Bierce is a good word.


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I don't know i I would go so far as to say a Kindle is evil. But a piece of technology which is inferior to the technology it seeks to replace in almost every respect seems somewhat doomed to failure.

And for the price, you could buy a cheap laptop, which would enable to read all the e-books you want AS WELL AS surf the web, play games and write your own book!


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