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i don't see why anyone would be as dumb as me and buy a kindle. Unless money is no object and you want to pay for all the books you read. Completely untech wife bought a blackberry playbook and was downloading free books from online libraries within 1/2 hour, i got mine in Jan of 2012 and today Jan 3, 2013 i have yet to be able to download free book from library. Limited supply of Kindle file books even in US Libraries, Only available if you have US library card. I do and after giving up negotiating Amazons Library ( required), Overdrive, (required), Adobe (I think required), and obviously my libraries website to find a book last year, thought i would try again. Last 2 days AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Nothing. This Kindle touch is as useful to me as crap!
To be fair, if you grow rhubarb, crap is very useful indeed.
Yes debating on buying something like a Kindle, then thought why? I use computers at work, I use computers at home, I have a mobile touch screen phone and I like to watch TV - now screens to read books by. This did not make sense. There is not nothing like the smell and feel of new and old books. The lost page number, the trolling through the book to find your place. A Kindle type of devise does not give you that real life experience in handling a real book. Also going to libraries book shops and op shops to find "that book" is a another pleasure that is being eroded by these types of devices. Don't get me wrong the devices do have a place in society - say for those people who don't have strength in their hands and arms to hold a book, but at this point in time its not for me.
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