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Old 05-06-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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I saw my 1st ereader yesterday

I've been reading reviews, comparing prices etc etc but I still hadn't actually seen an ereader in the flesh until last night on the plane coming back from Spain. It was a Kindle 2 and it looked rather sweet. I believe the owner was Spanish but he seemed a little uncomfortable at being cornered on the plane by a complete stranger. The really weird thing was that he was reading Don Quixote in English!
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
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I've been reading reviews, comparing prices etc etc but I still hadn't actually seen an ereader in the flesh until last night on the plane coming back from Spain. It was a Kindle 2 and it looked rather sweet. I believe the owner was Spanish but he seemed a little uncomfortable at being cornered on the plane by a complete stranger. The really weird thing was that he was reading Don Quixote in English!

Perhaps because in our wonderful world, that e-book is only available in English....
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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Don Quixote seems to be a standard delivered on all new e-readers But I got a French version on my Opus. Don't remember if there was a Spanish version though, I didn't look because I don't read Spanish.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:38 AM   #4
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Perhaps because in our wonderful world, that e-book is only available in English....
Sometimes the best things in life are free...
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:40 AM   #5
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http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2000

good find, with experimental ePub & mobi too .....
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:58 AM   #6
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But better download the illustrated and proofread version I have uploaded here, in ePUB and Mobipocket formats
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:59 AM   #7
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I've seen a Kindle 2 in public 3 times I think--twice on flights, once a neighbor at my old place sitting outside reading.

Saw someone reading on an iPad in a large meeting the other day as well.

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Old 05-06-2010, 10:01 AM   #8
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I've been reading reviews, comparing prices etc etc but I still hadn't actually seen an ereader in the flesh until last night on the plane coming back from Spain. It was a Kindle 2 and it looked rather sweet. I believe the owner was Spanish but he seemed a little uncomfortable at being cornered on the plane by a complete stranger. The really weird thing was that he was reading Don Quixote in English!
Except for my own ereader, I have never seen any ereaders in the "wild".
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:40 AM   #10
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:47 AM   #11
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Except for my own ereader, I have never seen any ereaders in the "wild".
I see them on the metro fairly regularly, though not daily. Well, except if I count people reading on their iPhone/iPod.

And I sometimes get inquiries about mine. I have never had so many conversations with complete strangers
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:55 AM   #12
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I saw a wild iPad the other day, but they were just playing with it, showing it off to family while in line at the BBQ place, no reading. Mine and my friend's daughter's are the only two I know of being used in our area. (But I don't get out much either )
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #13
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I've seen a couple of Kindles, and a Barnes & Noble Nook in addition to the eBook readers which associates and family have purchased.
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Except for my own ereader, I have never seen any ereaders in the "wild".
My wife has one (JetBook Lite, like mine), so I see that every day.

I've seen a handful of others out there as well. One of my students brought in an Ipad today. eh...

I have only seen another Jetbook (actually JBL) once in my travels. The woman had made a case for it from a photo album.

I do show mine off to anyone who asks...
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I haven't either. Actually, I've never seen my own in the wild either. Mine never leaves the house.
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