Originally Posted by Sweetpea
Not exactly true... I don't like owning a Kindle, but that also prohibits me from getting books from their site. So, if I want to make use of their books, I must use their device while my device would be as capable to read those books as their device.
It's your choice. There are few if any books available only at Amazon. You trade your convenience (desire or whatever) for their method of doing business. It's their game, their rules, but you can play elsewhere. The cost of getting that new book at under ten dollars is using their equipment.