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Old 11-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #46
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That's it!! It looks like one of those 'pads' that Yeoman Rand kept giving to Captain Kirk!! I knew it looked familiar.
Whew! I feel better now.....
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Old 11-17-2007, 12:21 AM   #47
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:23 AM   #48
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That's it!! It looks like one of those 'pads' that Yeoman Rand kept giving to Captain Kirk!! I knew it looked familiar.
Whew! I feel better now.....
Kathy
From what I heard Scotty used the Kindle to control his fancy beam transporter...

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Old 11-17-2007, 08:41 AM   #49
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Scobleizer has a lot to say about the Kindle, but he cannot

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Amazon is said to be releasing its new “Kindle” eBook Reader on Monday.

I won’t be at the press conference. They asked me to be there, but I am turning down all travel. But, I have a LOT to say about this — I wish I could say more now. So, check back on Monday.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:03 AM   #50
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Reuters has updated their initial news reporting on the rumored Kindle release. They added the following statement (emphasis mine):

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Old 11-17-2007, 10:00 AM   #51
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So, I guess I shoud start looking for a religion, then learning how to pray to that particular god and then do it, all between now and monday so that maybe that deity can influence Amazon in such a way that they launch their Kindle and associated delivery platform in Europe...
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:03 AM   #52
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Okay, now I am holding my breath.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:05 AM   #53
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I would not recommend that NatCh...even if they Do announce the Kindle on Monday, you won't hear because the max. time a person can hold his/her breath is only a few minutes...
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So, I guess I shoud start looking for a religion, then learning how to pray to that particular god and then do it, all between now and monday so that maybe that deity can influence Amazon in such a way that they launch their Kindle and associated delivery platform in Europe...
If they sell it in Europe, it will be 400 Euros because $=€.

But if they do that, I am willing to buy some here and ship it internationally. I have enough funds temporarily available that I can afford to do it at cost.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:12 AM   #55
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Okay, now I am holding my breath.
I'm really glad that I'm in VA and you're in TN. I wasn't looking forward to giving you mouth to mouth.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:15 AM   #56
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Is there any actual size mentioned in any of the rumors? I would think the screen would not be useful if much smaller than the Sony. If the screen was that size, that would make the whole item, as shown, much bigger as well as somewhat thicker than the Sony. That much bigger probably also means that much heavier. If it is that size, it is no longer "hold with one hand", which is what one expects from most books, so it no longer is a book in the casual reading sense of the word.

So what we have then is a sorta small tablet PC that does not do nearly what a tablet PC does. I think there is great danger in trying to make a reader that does so much that it is no longer really a reader. Doing one thing well is better than trying to do a lot lot of things and winding up doing many of them badly, which is what the design as we know it now seems to imply. I sure hope I am wrong.

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I believe last year's leaked manual specified a 6" display ....
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:47 AM   #60
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Is there any actual size mentioned in any of the rumors?
This photo of the Kindle on Amazon's site suggests that it is quite large indeed. Okay, I'm going to stop it with this joke - I promise.

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