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Kindle Rivals

This "Publishers Nurture Rivals to Kindle" article in today's WSJ is worth a quick read if only because it shows how quickly the market moves when there are real interests at stake, e.g., no advertising on Kindle, want to make it feel more like a newspaper, etc. Platic Logic might be worth paying attention to; see this demonstration on YouTube.

Addition: This YouTube demo may be even better, as it is more clear about the point that the transistors are in the plastic; quite amazing actually.

Addition Two: Amazon will unveil its "big screen" Kindle this Wednesday.

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Discussions - 3 Comments

As an author, I don't really mind how people read my book(s), just as long as they read them. I don't have a Kindle myself and will never one an electronic reading device because of my love of real books. A quote from a certain guy named Peter always struck me ~ he told his students he "makes love to books," holding and caressing them, devouring them with his whole heart and mind. But, I think he bought a Kindle (gasp!) now. The lawyers and publishers on all sides will work out all these issues associated with the devices while we practice our art.

Tony: You are right and I feel like a heel! I do love my books! My Kindle is just a useful replacement, a convenient pleasure at my fingertips. Easy to carry and use, etc. It's not love. Keep writing.

I will, my dear Peter. Keep making love to your books and let your Kindle be your useful mistress ~ one that you use but don't fall in love with. Although I don't want or need one, I can see why people find them useful and read both escapist and important books on them, and that's a good thing. Cheers, my friend!

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