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View Poll Results: How do you feel about the name "Kindle"?
I love it! 34 26.56%
I like it okay. 51 39.84%
meh. 22 17.19%
I don't like it. 11 8.59%
I loathe it! 10 7.81%
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:42 AM   #1
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Amazon Kindle - really ugly name

The Amazon Kindle is really poorly named. It just sounds not nice.
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:25 AM   #2
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Is that the name for sure? When did Amazon reveal it?
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
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There is a NYTimes article about the Kindle (ghastly name).
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:07 AM   #4
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And do you really trust the NYTimes? Honestly, I don't
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:17 AM   #5
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In this case, as far as the name of the device goes, YES. But there is nothing to stop Amazon from changing the name between now and release.
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:22 AM   #6
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Hmm I dunno ...I kinda like the name kindle.
It's going to start a fire of unstoppable e-books that can't be put out :-)
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:34 AM   #7
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In this case, as far as the name of the device goes, YES. But there is nothing to stop Amazon from changing the name between now and release.
Heh, they probably got it from us, and we don't know that that will really be the name.
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Old 09-10-2007, 10:39 AM   #8
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They really could have come up with a better name. But since most people know it by that name, I bet that's going to be the name.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:18 PM   #9
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Actually I like the name; kindle a fire and let e-books take off

Anyway more imaginative than Sony Reader or Nokia 770 or Ebookwise or Cybook;

Though gotta hand it, Iliad is still the best name as of now
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:21 PM   #10
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I kind of like "kindle" as well, it's an old word that most folks have lost awareness of, so it's neat that way. But, yeah, iLiad is the current best one, with Cybook being runner up in my opinion.
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Old 09-10-2007, 01:43 PM   #11
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I like Kindle also, and hope they keep it. Makes me think of kindling the e-book fire as others have mentioned. Besides, it's what I'm used to now!
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Old 09-10-2007, 05:41 PM   #12
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I like Kindle for the idea of ebooks setting fire through paper book mentality. Its got a German ring to it like 'kinder', young ones, the newness of ebooks.
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I rather like the idea that books "kindle" the fires of the imagination, but I'm a confessed Romantic.
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It does have a good ring to it.
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I rather like the idea that books "kindle" the fires of the imagination, but I'm a confessed Romantic.
Kindle sounds like fire sounds like Fahrenheit 451 - and that sounds so much not like reading books
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