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post #21 of 35
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Originally Posted by quest4quiet View Post
They refunded the purchase price of the books, but I'm just not a big fan of them having that kind of control over my library. So, until their user agreement changes, Kindle's a no go for me.
Exactly.
post #22 of 35
I love, love, love my Kindle! I bought it to bring with me on deployment and it's the best thing ever! I've got around 70 books on it right now.

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Originally Posted by notjustmamie View Post
My problem with this is: I like paper! I've read e-books on the computer and I just really prefer to read print on paper rather than text on a screen. For everyone else who doesn't have my issue, I think this is a great idea, though.
Actually, it is just like reading books on paper. There's no backlit screen. It actually deposits the ink to make the page.

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I was seriously considering one of these as well, until Amazon deleted every legitimately-purchased copy of 1984 and Animal Farm from all Kindles remotely. The publishers changed their minds about electronic versions of the work.
Actually, this isn't correct. An unauthorized person uploaded the book for sale. They did the responsible thing and deleted the copies. They also refunded the money. I think my biggest problem was Amazon not looking closely enough at 3rd party uploads.

I had 1984 on my Kindle and it was deleted. I had already read it, but even if I hadn't, I agree with what they did.
post #23 of 35
I would love to have a kindle but the price is just way out of my league right now I want it to go with my paper back books not to take the place of. Since I do the majority of my reading sitting in the bath and electronics + water = bad thing
post #24 of 35
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Originally Posted by MCatLvrMom2A&X View Post
I would love to have a kindle but the price is just way out of my league right now I want it to go with my paper back books not to take the place of. Since I do the majority of my reading sitting in the bath and electronics + water = bad thing
Yeah, I emailed them about it when K2 first came out and they've got no plans to waterproof them. But if a 3rd party makes a waterproof case for them, I'm so there.

For those of you who have one already, can you download stuff from Project Gutenburg and/or from the Baen Free Library?
post #25 of 35
I have the Kindle app (free) on my iphone and love it! I still have books in my home, of course, but I have only bought one "real" book since I started downloading them from amazon. I like the look and feel of bookshelves, but don't really want a ton of them lining my walls - if that makes sense. I don't frequent the library very often at all but LOVE to read (so I end up buying books) and only read them once. Doesn't make much sense to have the extra 'clutter' around and use up trees for paper for one time use.

What I am wishing is that at least a couple of my classes next semester will have textbooks available for download. The thought of not having to haul even 2 heavy textbooks around in my bag sounds wonderful.
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife View Post
I have the Kindle app (free) on my iphone and love it! I still have books in my home, of course, but I have only bought one "real" book since I started downloading them from amazon. I like the look and feel of bookshelves, but don't really want a ton of them lining my walls - if that makes sense. I don't frequent the library very often at all but LOVE to read (so I end up buying books) and only read them once. Doesn't make much sense to have the extra 'clutter' around and use up trees for paper for one time use.

What I am wishing is that at least a couple of my classes next semester will have textbooks available for download. The thought of not having to haul even 2 heavy textbooks around in my bag sounds wonderful.
Some of my textbooks have included CDs with the textbook on them. And my stats class only had an online textbook.
post #27 of 35
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Originally Posted by just_lily View Post
Now... if they figured out a way for to put library books ON a Kindle, I would be in heaven.
Yes, this is what I'm waiting for...and well, to have the extra money to drop on a Kindle. My sister has one, and she enjoys it.
post #28 of 35
I am getting a Kindle soon and am sooo excited! :
post #29 of 35
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Originally Posted by quest4quiet View Post
I was seriously considering one of these as well, until Amazon deleted every legitimately-purchased copy of 1984 and Animal Farm from all Kindles remotely. The publishers changed their minds about electronic versions of the work. I think they also did it with an unauthorized sequel to Catcher in the Rye. They refunded the purchase price of the books, but I'm just not a big fan of them having that kind of control over my library. So, until their user agreement changes, Kindle's a no go for me.
I find it ironic they electronically deleted 1984, given that it is about burning books.
post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
Some of my textbooks have included CDs with the textbook on them. And my stats class only had an online textbook.
Last night I did find e-textbooks for two of my classes (sociology and philosophy) for about $30 cheaper than the print version. I am thinking about ordering them to view on my netbook, the only downside is they disappear after 180 days (unless you C&P them) so obviously no selling them afterwards.

When I was looking around, I did read that Kindle has partnered w/many textbook manufacturers and is doing a trial this fall with college students where they give them kindle to use loaded w/their books and compare their experience with others using traditional textbooks.
post #31 of 35
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Originally Posted by Sarah W View Post
Actually, this isn't correct. An unauthorized person uploaded the book for sale. They did the responsible thing and deleted the copies. They also refunded the money. I think my biggest problem was Amazon not looking closely enough at 3rd party uploads.

I had 1984 on my Kindle and it was deleted. I had already read it, but even if I hadn't, I agree with what they did.
Sorry, I didn't realize it was an unauthorized copy. I don't agree with pirating, either. That being said, I just don't like Amazon having that capability.
post #32 of 35
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Originally Posted by Midget View Post
I find it ironic they electronically deleted 1984, given that it is about burning books.
It couldn't be any more perfect.
post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by quest4quiet View Post
Sorry, I didn't realize it was an unauthorized copy. I don't agree with pirating, either. That being said, I just don't like Amazon having that capability.
Yes, imagine the possibilities. They can dynamically change the book if the author(or other parties) objected to some sections. Poof, the book has been edited in all copies. It would be something completely appropriate for 1984.
post #34 of 35
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Originally Posted by Midget View Post
I find it ironic they electronically deleted 1984, given that it is about burning books.
I haven't read it in a long time, but I didn't remember it being "about" burning books, it was about thought police, big brother etc, are you sure you aren't thinking of Fahrenheit 451? That was about burning books.

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Originally Posted by notjustmamie View Post
My problem with this is: I like paper! I've read e-books on the computer and I just really prefer to read print on paper rather than text on a screen. For everyone else who doesn't have my issue, I think this is a great idea, though.
That's why a lot of people like the Kindle. It's not backlit, its designed to be exactly like reading a book - it looks like a sheet of paper.
post #35 of 35
Yeah, 1984 was Big Brother watching you all of the time.

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 was about burning books... as in the temperature at which paper burns...
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