Kindle - Books Update

Good conversation still going on around Kindle and books. Go back and weigh in if you're interested. I myself just had an epiphany that would require more development.

5 comments:

JPB said...

Wait ... Kindle - Books?

My objection just got stronger. Did no one think of this title for the technology in light of Fahrenheit 451 until just now?

I claim intellectual property rights to the inflammatory article that needs to be published.

Ben said...

a quick google of "farenheit 451 kindle" confirms a few others have made the connection as well.

The Six of Us said...

Just made that connection on the other post. Yikes!

meghangenevieve said...

speaking of intellectual property rights...

the kindle makes it much harder to share books because the digital copy is protected. you can't share a book on kindle unless you literally share the kindle. (i'm pretty sure i'm right about this, but if anyone knows for sure otherwise, do correct me!)

one thing i love is finding people i see frequently who have amazing personal libraries. it gives me an excuse to borrow books without having to worry about library late fees. my parents have a ton of books, but i don't feel any particular hurry in getting to them since i think i'll have access to them for a while. a family i nanny for part-time has a pretty decent library, but most are the dad's, business-related, and i've exhausted most of the ones i want to read. BUT. a family i just started babysitting for has an amazing library. i think the mom was an english major before going to med school, and she has lots of books i've been meaning to read. [they're all old paperbacks, which i really love reading. their font face is usually pretty ugly, and the pages are yellowed, but all of that emphasizes for me the value of the meaning of the words themselves, instead of the value of the physical object.] the thought of having access to all those books is the kind of thing that makes me want to rub my hands together with glee. but it's not something i'd be able to enjoy in a world that's fully kindled.

book sharing is fun. and it's cheap! i'd miss that about physical books.

Jen said...

So, maybe, if we found the right babysitter, we could charge HER to babysit and peruse our library! :-)

I like the thought!