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Old 08-03-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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NPR story "Amazon Removes Books from Kindle"

NPR did a story this morning on the Kindle (and mentioned Sony!). Ventured off a bit into the future of e-books and e-book readers.

Amazon Removes Books from Kindle
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:42 AM   #2
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Looks like they are a little behind the times...
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:55 AM   #3
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Looks like they are a little behind the times...
I don't think so. This wasn't a "news" story. It was more about the future of e-books and e-book readers, just kinda kicked off by the "1984" fiasco.

I think it's great that the subject of e-book readers is getting national attention. Can you imagine how many people still don't even know about e-book readers?
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:36 PM   #4
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This was interesting at first, but it kind of dampened off to a paper book vs eBook conversation. I'll give them kudos for doing a balanced job.

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This was interesting at first, but it kind of dampened off to a paper book vs eBook conversation. I'll give them kudos for doing a balanced job.

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Yes, balanced is a good word. As an example, they mentioned Sony!
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:37 PM   #6
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NPR did a story this morning on the Kindle (and mentioned Sony!).
More importantly, they mentioned Sony first!
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:48 PM   #7
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More importantly, they mentioned Sony first!
More ridiculous still is they did not mention Astak. The eBook Reader world is still a two-company field it seems!
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:50 PM   #8
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That is why we need someway to mak Astak news. Good news that is.
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:55 PM   #9
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More ridiculous still is they did not mention Astak. The eBook Reader world is still a two-company field it seems!
Sadly for many it is. Most folks have never heard of Astak, Bookeen, IRex, etc.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:28 PM   #10
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More ridiculous still is they did not mention Astak. The eBook Reader world is still a two-company field it seems!
Agreed! And the next time NPR interviews me, I'll be sure to mention that I have pre-ordered a Pocket Pro from Astak! (Especially if it's true by then )

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Sadly for many it is. Most folks have never heard of Astak, Bookeen, IRex, etc.
Also agreed. But I think most people have never heard of ANY e-book readers, so exposure like this NPR story is a step in the right direction. I hope.
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Highlights how terrible these devices are in terms of digital rights management/DRM. Imagine the furor if a shop assistant came to your house and yanked a paper book out of your hands. It would be OBSCENE. They think they can get away with it because they consider ebooks 'rented' material.
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More ridiculous still is they did not mention Astak. The eBook Reader world is still a two-company field it seems!
like anyone actually cares?
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:21 PM   #13
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like anyone actually cares?
More than you think do.
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