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Initial post: Mar 11, 2008 4:51:00 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 5:04:32 PM PDT
That's your opinion, and that's fine.

Esme.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 5:42:59 PM PDT
Gee, BigDog, that is so informative! Well spoken as well!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 5:44:35 PM PDT
Other than a double negative, have you anything to relay?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 5:56:06 PM PDT
Randy says:
No, forums aren't censored. (Just don't use bad language around the ladies, please.)

But tell us "why" you think the Kindle sucks. That's what these forums are for, to discuss our opinions. Tell you what, I'll start.

The Kindle sucks time away from my TV viewing. I'm now reading more than before.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 5:58:57 PM PDT
TeeRish says:
Randy said "Just don't use bad language around the ladies, please."

Isn't that a little sexist?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 6:02:40 PM PDT
Randy says:
Well, maybe. But I was raised to be polite around the ladies. Just a way to show respect to my momma!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 7:01:34 PM PDT
I'll pick up where Randy left off...

My Kindle sucks...money from my coffee budget. Skipping afternoon mocha & cookie stops twice a week earns me at least one more K-book!

BigDog, we really want to hear what you have to say. If it's the lack of foldering options that sucks, I'm with you. If it's how the Kindle offers the ability to read at a larger font, in more places, and for longer periods of time...well, then I disagree. That doesn't suck.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 7:05:53 PM PDT
Danon says:
Randy,
And the ladies love it. Thx

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 7:07:26 PM PDT
Danon says:
Big Dog,
Do you even have a Kindle? I got mine today and I hopped on here to tell everyone that so far I think it is incredible. I am soooo happy. I hope you all get yours soon!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 7:55:37 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 8:00:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2008 9:33:22 AM PDT
Because sucks and egg is so outdated. Besides, no one implied you used bad language. To clarify, they ask that everyone keep their language cleaned up.

So, BigDog, what was this, a 'hit and run'? You're not going to say why you're so unhappy with the Kindle and give anyone a chance to respond?

Cool, dude. Real cool. (Not!)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 8:07:38 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 8:26:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2008 10:14:14 PM PDT
See, didn't that feel G00oo00D?! Now the door is open and we can talk.

My response: Get back to me when the arthritis sets in and holding a book is painful and difficult especially after you drop it off your lap and the page gets lost and trying to find it again is the most trying thing to do. When Glasses are a necessity and you wish you could adjust the text on the paperback.....Oh right, you can get a book with larger print that's even bigger and heavier to hold.

Meanwhile, I'll be zoomin' on my cool electronic device while you struggle through the outdated copy that you have to hold open with one hand while you multitask with the other and completely stop what you're doing to turn the page.

Very nice to have met you,
Esme.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 8:43:09 PM PDT
Randy says:
Sorry BigDog, I wasn't accusing you of anything. I was just saying nothing is "censored" here, except bad language might get the thread pulled. BTW, did you write one of the 'reviews' that disappeared? Or am I just reading too much into your first post?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 8:47:34 PM PDT
David Levine says:
ya, cause you know, pages are just so, you know, important. I mean, without pages, you know, I mean, like wow

Brilliant argument, you never had one, you dont want one and you dislike reading electronically
you do notice that you are now reading on a computer though ya?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 9:03:58 PM PDT
Randy says:
I agree, a well-made book is a beautiful thing. I don't think books will ever disappear, but the Kindle augments reading. There have been some reviews by impaired readers: arthritis making it hard to hold a book and keep it open, paralysis that also makes it hard to handle a book, vision problems solved by using Kindle's largest type size. Some have remarked about bringing back the joy of reading. Surely this is a good thing. As for enhancing the intimacy between the reader and the words, the Kindle does that for me by getting out of the way. The medium disappears, and I am left with the story and my mind. Truly a win-win.

But clearly, the Kindle is not for everyone, nor should it be. One of the nice things here is choice. I enjoy reading my Kindle, but I still have paper and glue books too. I have my iPod and CDs, I have DVDs and video tapes, these complement each other, and do not make one format subservient to another. (Although with time, and shifting public demand, the market decides that 78 rpm records, and betamax tapes, and even writing on scrolls are no longer viable.)

I'm only curious here, how do you feel about mp3 players verses 33 1/3 rpm records? Is one format over the other more "intimate?"

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 9:09:20 PM PDT
hvacigar says:
Congradulatons BigDog, you have a preference. Now why the motivation to try to imprint your thoughts on others? If you don't like the Kindle, fine, then don't be part of the discussion. There are many people on this forum that love the Kindle, and many people who have one, but want to discuss their problems with the device. People like you bring nothing to the discussion.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 9:32:36 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 9:38:18 PM PDT
I appreciate your right to have an opinion, but it does puzzle me that you are interested enough in the Kindle to seek out this forum and track the discussion (on a technological device, I might add).

I have a sister who loves to throw out controversial statements and watch how people react, even if it resulted in a negative turn in the conversation or took away from anything constructive or meaningful going on (think Thanksgiving table. Yep, fun times.). It's not an attack or anything, but I think you and my sister would get along great, BigDog (wait...your real name's not Julia, is it?).

Now, I will say that I agree with Randy that "Fred Flintstone" books have their time and place. For example, I don't know how much I would a cookbook on my Kindle (too many hazards in the kitchen) and photo journalism just isn't going to work until e-ink gets into the color game. I also love the feel of turning pages, but the Kindle does a lot for me in terms of allowing me to read several books at once, read samples of books before deciding to buy, and to read with a larger font late in the evening, giving me longer stretches of time to be lost in my novel without losing track of my place constantly because of that darn eye strain.

I'm a new mom with less and less time to myself as my son gets older and sleeps less. My Kindle reunited me with my favorite and only "me-time" activity...reading. Where some find the turning of pages an intimate experience, I actually find the same by holding a device with dozens of MY books...that I can read when and how I wish all in a small compact device that can fit in my purse (along with cheerios and diapers) so that when the rare time comes that I'm able to steal away 15 minutes to read...I can pick from one of several in progress reads and not worry about lugging around 20 pounds of new releases on hardcover, the classics, work documents, child development books, magazines, or the morning's newspaper.

My final point is this: My mom is getting older and has what is often debilitating arthritis. She passed down a passion of reading and getting lost in the lives of characters in books. She has all the time in the world to read and would be content to put away a book a day...but she can't hold a book for more than 30 minutes at a time and often loses her page and gets frustrated. She also can't read on a computer screen because of eye strain... I could go on and on about the ways the one thing she loves most is being robbed from her. I backordered a Kindle for her and have my credit card set up as her 1-Click. My one wish is that if she can't travel...and can't run marathons...that she be able to read to her heart's content. That's why the Kindle is great. For that reason only, be happy for others and try not to take their positives away. I wish you luck in life!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2008 9:38:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2008 9:41:52 PM PDT
The Blade says:
Once upon a time, I had an opinion similar to BigDog's. Nothing could ever replace the "feel" of a book. The tactile sensation one gets when one holds a book in their hands.

But the insidious devils that manufacture such things electronic wiggled their way into my life by allowing me to take a variety of books with me on business trips without the weight while being able to read them on my PDA. Thus began my seduction into the phenomena called an eBook.

But you know what? Now that I have my Kindle, and a few years experience splitting time between hard copy and ebooks I realize that I was right. Nothing CAN replace that tactile feel of a real book. But you know what else? The Kindle and other eReaders provide a parallel experience. Better in many ways, but not really a replacement. Instead, something new and different. Its something I like and I've been reading books for nigh on to 50 years now.

I see a place for both formats and I think it will be a long time before we see the demise of books, if ever. And we all have a right to support the format of our choice.

The only problem that I have with BigDog's posts (sorry, hvacigar, but he does bring something to the discussion - a dissenting opinion) is that he expresses it as an absolute instead of what it really is - another opinion. And that is what forums are all about...

And that is just MY opinion. :-)

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