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Old 12-18-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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Amazon Kindle sets sales records.

Amazon Kindle sets record http://tinyurl.com/ybwm5pz

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Old 12-18-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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Without seeing actual numbers that indicate who's got what market share, reports of "record sales" have a limit to their utility.

I wouldn't say the battle is "over" by any stretch, although I concur with the article that not having product available for the holidays (and the less-than-stellar reviews of the nook) will hurt.
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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To clarify, Amazon Kindle set a sales record for the Amazon Kindle.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:25 AM   #4
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Just as an aside, I don't follow shortened links when there's no reason for them being shortened. In a venue that doesn't have a string length limit, I just assume someone's hiding the destination for a reason.
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:23 AM   #5
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Just as an aside, I don't follow shortened links when there's no reason for them being shortened. In a venue that doesn't have a string length limit, I just assume someone's hiding the destination for a reason.

Sorry, is there a general rule about links on this board? Do people want shortened ones or long ones? I was just posting this piece for information.

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Old 12-18-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
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Sorry, is there a general rule about links on this board? Do people want shortened ones or long ones? I was just posting this piece for information.
No, I don't think there's a rule. It's just one of my own personal curmudgeonly quirks. As an IT guy, paranoia is part of my job description!
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:30 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=sibelhodge;702264]Sorry, is there a general rule about links on this board? Do people want shortened ones or long ones? I was just posting this piece for information.

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I like shortened ones because long ones are annoying. However you can do the same thing as tiny url using some forum code but people can still see the link at the bottom of the page. Just use this formatting (but change the brackets to square brackets)

(url=http://www.yourURLhere)Write the name of your link here(/url)

Just remember to change the brackets to [ ]

For example:
Tiger Woods is gonna lose all his monies!!!
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:04 PM   #8
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No, I don't think there's a rule. It's just one of my own personal curmudgeonly quirks. As an IT guy, paranoia is part of my job description!
I agree, I always use long ones, I've never seen the point in shortening even if it's 5 lines long with forum code.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:13 AM   #9
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:18 AM   #10
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To clarify, Amazon Kindle set a sales record for the Amazon Kindle.

Yeah, but without some substantiation it's just a rumor released by Amazon.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:20 AM   #11
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No, I don't think there's a rule. It's just one of my own personal curmudgeonly quirks. As an IT guy, paranoia is part of my job description!
I'm with ya there and not only IT, but for self-protection.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:24 AM   #12
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Amazon Kindle sets record http://tinyurl.com/ybwm5pz
What an amazingly stupid article!

(Not your post... the article you linked to.)

This is yet more of the same stupidity we've gotten out of Amazon since Day One.

"The Kindle is a smash success!! Because we've sold more than others' units? No! Because we tell you it's a smash success!"

They've given us exactly zero information on units sold.

"We sold an unspecified number of Kindles this year! And that's an unspecified number more than the unspecified number we sold last year! Aren't we amazing? Everyone else can go home and stop selling ereaders, now!"

I love how that 'press-release from Amazon' understates the number of units Sony introduced (three, IIRC, 300, 600 and not sure if the 900 is out yet) and denigrates both Sony and Barnes & Noble for running out of stock soon after release. Which is exactly what happened when the Kindle came out!

( Waiting for Sir. Bruce to reply in 3... 2... 1... )

P.S.

Oh... no... I just noticed that first comment posted to the article. I think I'm gonna gag. Seems that Amazon invented the ereader concept. Gotta hand it to Amazon, though, by sheer weight of online presence, they've convinced people of their originality. Nothing ever came before the Kindle!

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Old 12-20-2009, 11:09 AM   #13
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No, I don't think there's a rule. It's just one of my own personal curmudgeonly quirks. As an IT guy, paranoia is part of my job description!
Me either. Paranoia from having friends who are not beyond occasionally griefing me .

Anyway, the "old pro in this market" has sold out of the DX and a little birdie says stocks of the international are in a dangerous state as well. It's all down to (unsurprisingly) screen availability. When there's a serious screen competitor, the low production of e-ink screens is going to bury that tech...
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #14
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:14 AM   #15
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I love how that 'press-release from Amazon' understates the number of units Sony introduced (three, IIRC, 300, 600 and not sure if the 900 is out yet) and denigrates both Sony and Barnes & Noble for running out of stock soon after release. Which is exactly what happened when the Kindle came out!

( Waiting for Sir. Bruce to reply in 3... 2... 1... )
I'm not Sir Bruce but the reason Sony and B&N are getting grief (or being denigrated) is because they didn't learn the lesson from Amazon running out of stock 2 years in a row (IMO).
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