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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 09-11-2007, 06:45 AM   #16
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well, the looks of it are not very exciting; name, as not-native-English speaker like the Knuddel better

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Old 09-11-2007, 06:53 AM   #17
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Kindle sounds like fire sounds like Fahrenheit 451 - and that sounds so much not like reading books
What else are you going to do with all those paper books once the e-book takes over, eh? Use them for kindling.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:31 PM   #18
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I decided to add a poll on the matter, to get a quantified view -- hope you don't mind, JSWolf!
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:43 PM   #19
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If you've seen that picture of the Kindle then you'll know that the name is the least of the worries, aesthetically speaking.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:46 AM   #20
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I think the name is a good idea, but not a good name...
It might "Kindle" the love for ebooks or something...I'm sure we'll see lots of slogans building on that name somehow...
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:54 AM   #21
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In retrospec 'Kindle' feels like a codename. If I were an Amazon planner I'd change it out of spite for its unwanted premature unveiling.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:24 AM   #22
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well, we all saw the "Kindle Edition" books on amazon.com
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:27 AM   #23
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I rather like the name. Has the implication of "firing" enthusiasm for eBooks.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:00 PM   #24
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I don't really have an opinion about the name. I'm more interested in the fact that Amazon is promoting ebooks. "A rose by any other name..." and all that.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:50 AM   #25
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as recognizable as "ipod" now. probably more so.
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:49 AM   #26
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It's a bit late to respond to a 4-year-old thread.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:50 AM   #27
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It's a bit late to respond to a 4-year-old thread.
I disagree, I found it very interesting to see what folks once thought to the way it actually turned out...
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:36 PM   #28
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I had no idea this thread was here, until now.

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I rather like the name. Has the implication of "firing" enthusiasm for eBooks.
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as recognizable as "ipod" now. probably more so.
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I disagree, I found it very interesting to see what folks once thought to the way it actually turned out...

Very true on all counts!

I like the name - not love it, but like it. Its warm, friendly and cozy, like a good book. I can't see it being called anything else.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:03 PM   #29
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I like it.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:16 PM   #30
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It's better named than Kobo.
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