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Old 03-02-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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I've read about 6-8 occasions online that a gadget reviewer has
'loaned' his Kindle to a wife or sig other and never got it back!

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[B]I've read about 6-8 occasions online that a gadget reviewer has
'loaned' his Kindle to a wife or sig other and never got it back!
Strangely, I can't get my husband to try my Sony PRS-505. He continues to read eBooks on his PDA.
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[B]I've read about 6-8 occasions online that a gadget reviewer has
'loaned' his Kindle to a wife or sig other and never got it back!
I avoided that problem by giving my wife my Sony Reader as soon as I got the Kindle.
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:13 PM   #4
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I've tried to get my DH to try out PDFs on my Iliad and he isn't interested. He'd rather drive in to the office and print them off and bring them home to read.

DH is not a reader so maybe that's why he's not interested in my cute gadgets.
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I've tried to get my DH to try out PDFs on my Iliad and he isn't interested. He'd rather drive in to the office and print them off and bring them home to read.

DH is not a reader so maybe that's why he's not interested in my cute gadgets.

DH='Designated Hubby'?

BTW TallMom I sent you an email a couple days ago about your Iliad experience. Did you get it?
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BTW TallMom I sent you an email a couple days ago about your Iliad experience. Did you get it?
I was thinking "Dear" Hubby or "Dumb" Hubby.

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I married a luddite.

My wife reads with twice the voracity I do but fortunately she is a confirmed luddite.

When I leave my kindle on the counter she picks it up with two fingers and seems to regard it with the sort of contempt usually reserved for things one pulls from the bathroom sink hair-trap.

She may be warming up to it though. She picked it up a few days ago and said "I thought you HATED Emily Dickens" I told her that It's not so much that I Hate Emily as it is I feel less like vomiting when I'm not reading her poetry and that the portrait of E.D. was just a random screen saver image that came with the device. She snatched it up and got it out of the screen saver mode and then just sat it down and walked off. About six hours later she asked me "Why the hell does it need a screensaver if it's got an e-ink display that does not get burn-in or draw any power?" I said I thought it was to prevent unintentional button presses. She looked left, back at me for a second, looked down, sighed, and looked back at me and said "What?" while shaking her head in a way that seemed so wise that it made me want to be a luddite too. For a second.

Later, I tried to tell her how cool it was and how much money I would be saving on books and she asked me how much it cost so I told her how beautiful her eyes were and asked her where she wanted to go for her fifteenth wedding anniversary...

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.... she asked me how much it cost so I told her how beautiful her eyes were and asked her where she wanted to go for her fifteenth wedding anniversary...
Very wise answer!!
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DH='Designated Hubby'?

BTW TallMom I sent you an email a couple days ago about your Iliad experience. Did you get it?
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I was thinking "Dear" Hubby or "Dumb" Hubby.

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Depending on what DH is doing the sentiments change.

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Later, I tried to tell her how cool it was and how much money I would be saving on books and she asked me how much it cost so I told her how beautiful her eyes were and asked her where she wanted to go for her fifteenth wedding anniversary...
But after 28 years with DH that wouldn't work with me!
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Depending on what DH is doing the sentiments change.
Or, it depends on if you are in the National Leauge or the American Leauge.

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My wife reads with twice the voracity I do but fortunately she is a confirmed luddite.
Keep in that way! My biggest mistake was showing my wife what it was I did "all day" that that stupid computer. After that, I had to share... now she has her own (as do each of the kids)!

At least with two readers you can share books. Although my wife doesn't generally read the stuff I do.

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