I see the potential for this device but the first gen is just that. Imagine
getting a small SD memory stick with ALL of the IBM manuals on it for your
system. You could search through quickly and find what you need right at the
console or while on the road. To do this though they NEED PDF support and
they need to drop the price by at least $200 and drop the price of the books
by about $5. I like the idea of getting your newspaper on the device daily
and getting your magazines on there as well. Give it about 2 years and I
would think it can be a great device. But by then the iPod Touch and iPhone
will be there as well, only smaller.

On Feb 19, 2008 8:11 AM, Chuck Lewis <chuck.lewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I agree John and for the same reasons. I never got it when it was first
announced a while back (or maybe it was someone else).

Sort of like the tablet PC. Great for UPS, FedX, etc. But a wide spread
use/adoption ? Naw...


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:midrange-nontech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jones, John
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 9:34 PM
To: Non-Technical Discussion about the AS400 / iSeries
Subject: RE: Kindle: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device for
TechnicalMagazines, Books and newspapers

So I'm supposed to pay $400 to get a reader that'll let me download $10
e-books that I could buy in paperback for $7-8? And I have to pay to
give it power. And I don't get color covers. And the screen resolution
is orders of magnitude worse than a printed page. And the content may
or may not be DRMed out the wazoo.

Is there a single benefit to this other than reduced shelf space?


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