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Old 07-10-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Billionaire Warren Buffett may join Kindle crowd

This week, Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, revealed to CNBC correspondent Julia Boorstin that he'll "probably" get an Amazon Kindle as he "edges" into the 21st century.

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Julia: Does this mean you're going to be getting a Kindle?

Buffett: I probably will, after hearing about it today. And I ran into a number of people that have Kindles and who are just in love with them. In fact, a woman that is the wife of another attendee here, came in on the plane with us, and she was using a Kindle and was wildly enthusiastic about it.

Julia: So this is going to be your new technology?

Buffett: Well, who knows? I mean, I kind of edge into technology. I'm just getting into the 20th century. I'll be working on the 21st century pretty soon, yeah. (Laughs.)
The Kindle may not be the iPod; but if it's the 21st century device that could turn a Mr. Buffett, with his ever-present folksy, low-tech wisdom, to cutting-edge technology, then this would be an achievement hardly surpassed by any other device.

Edit: My apologies to daffy4u who was quicker in spotting the news!
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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Maybe he'll buy one for everyone and kick off the e-book economy!
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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yeah !!! he is a billionnaire after all (apparently). maybe you should write to him and suggest it. tell him i'd prefer a cybook.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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I beat you to it in this post.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:05 AM   #5
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More silly comparisons to the iPod. And the Kindle is not cutting-edge. These things just annoy me. These are not comparable to an iPod and cutting-edge already happened pre-Vizplex.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:54 AM   #6
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Oops. I missed yours. My apologies!

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More silly comparisons to the iPod. And the Kindle is not cutting-edge. These things just annoy me. These are not comparable to an iPod and cutting-edge already happened pre-Vizplex.
Jon, there was no iPod comparison.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:59 AM   #7
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Oops. I missed yours. My apologies!
Yours is better cause it has the cool picture. Maybe Buffet will notice the extra attention and give us some money. One can hope.

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Old 07-11-2008, 02:52 AM   #8
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Anyone invited him to the Paris get together?
Sounds like he'd find it useful (and he'd probably buy a round ).
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Anyone invited him to the Paris get together?
Sounds like he'd find it useful (and he'd probably buy a round ).

What people should do is invite him to support Open Inkpot. An OS, bookshelf and ebook reader which can run from the SD card on the whole gamut of e-ink readers would make for a seamless environment which would boost the desirability of e-ink readers - all e-ink readers.


Hmmm... BRB.


Okay, he's been invited to support OI.

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