When i buy a hard copy of a book and get the kindle version for free or at least for just a dollar or two more, i'll consider buying the kindle. There's no way i'm going to spend $350 to $500 for something that just reads books AND the books are proprietary. When i buy a book now, i own it. I can give it away or sell it to someone or take it with me and unless i burn it, it'll work no matter where i go.
With the kindle, if i break the kindle, i now have to spend another $350 to $500 to read the book i already paid for. I dont really own the kindle books - amazon does. I'm just paying money to borrow the copy.
They might not be as portable, but i can get a whole pc or a netbook for the same price or less then the price of a kindle.
Amazon: include kindle copies when i buy a hard copy and that'll make the kindle much more attractive. Otherwise, as nice as some of the features are, i'll stick with paper books.
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