Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Two observations about the Kindle

Or maybe three, because number one is I love it and wouldn't be without it. That said ... it's perilously easy to buy books for it. That One-Click can add up. And second, once you have bought them, they aren't a stack on the coffee table, which means that the virtual stack can tower very high, and you'll probably never actually get around to reading them all.

But at least you bought them - so the author gets paid.

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At 3:29 PM, August 21, 2013 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

What I don't like are
1. when you're finished with the book you bought, you can't give it to your friend, and
2. the people who sold (not lent) you the book can take it away from you any time they like.

In other words, you no longer own the thing you bought. I think that's a very bad precedent.

At 3:57 PM, August 21, 2013 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

(1) Sometimes you can
(2) Depends on who you buy it from (Tor, for instance, is all DRM-free).

But in general, yes; those are things I'm not crazy about. Not enough not to use it, though.


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