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Old 12-09-2009, 03:30 AM   #11
LDBoblo
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Like the speed and usability of the device?
Problem is, these kinds of communities are dedicated to purchase justification. A lot of people, for whatever reasons, purchased Nooks. They're gonna want to justify it, and hearing many comments about it being slow and mediocre aren't helpful to them. Confirmation bias among users makes it hard for anyone to post contrary information without being dismissed or labeled a troll.

These people want to hear that although it's slower than the Kindle, it's still fast enough for them. They want to hear that although it's a bit rough around the edges, it'll be resolved shortly.

Most of these people are satisfied with mediocrity as well. They prefer reading epub files on their Vizplex screens and seem to almost take pride in the fact that they spent hundreds of dollars for text-viewing calculators. They dredge up and revel in any positive evidence that supports their expense, and in lieu of that option, they just dismiss negatives with subjective "well it's never bothered me" statements. They'll be excited whenever an article ignorantly promotes ebooks or ebook devices, and they'll be furious or dismissive whenever an article disagrees.

All that said, it can still be fun to push some buttons, and perhaps save the technocurious folks who are researching their options some money they'd otherwise waste on hype and BS.
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