Monday Night Musing - iPad vs Kindle and Whiskers on Kittens
I kinda want one. But I'm totally Not wasting my money on the first wave, you gotta wait until they work out some of the bugs.
What I really want is a Kindle (that's the Kindle 2 in the image, I want the smaller one). I really think it would be worth it for me. I can grab the books I want for cheap, the ones I don't neccessarily want to keep on my shelf. It would never take the place of real books, but it would be great, and handy.
And I suppose my biggest issue with the iPad is the name. It sounds like some big, high-tech, electronic feminine hygiene product! Don't ya think? I don't think I could read books on something with the word 'Pad' in it's name!
Kindle still wins. I wanna one too.
Given the choice, I would take the iPad because of the multitude of different things it can do. Apart from the weight issue, I think Kindle is best suited to people who want a single-use device.
Neither is going to be what bibliophiles want so long as their is DRM on the e-books. I'm all for protecting copyright, but not when it infringes on people's purchases. I read of Orwell's books being summarily deleted from people's Kindles without warning when there were legal issues with the estate. When you own a book, you own it.
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