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Old 11-23-2009, 10:32 PM   #1
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Cool Newspaper article re e-readers

In the local newspaper today was a fairly long article on e-readers. Sony got about 2 lines of newsprint, while Kindle got about 15 inches over two pages. and everyone who was quoted have Kindles.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:44 AM   #2
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Ahhh... yes... Amazon probably paid for the article... Articles like that are just advertisements.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:46 AM   #3
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In the local newspaper today was a fairly long article on e-readers. Sony got about 2 lines of newsprint, while Kindle got about 15 inches over two pages. and everyone who was quoted have Kindles.
might there be a link?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:50 AM   #4
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Kindle has received heaps of attention lately due to the fact that they now sell their reader in Australia, whereas Sony doesn't even want to comment (I've asked them before I imported my precious)
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:21 AM   #5
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Ahhh... yes... Amazon probably paid for the article... Articles like that are just advertisements.
That's totally untrue. No reputable newspaper would accept payment for editorial content. If an advertisement resembled an article in its layout or appearance, it would be flagged as "advertising feature" or something similar.

I also suggest that Amazon would be highly unlikely to pay for an advertisement that mentioned the Sony reader, even if it was only a couple of lines.

It's much more likely that the person writing the article had a personal preference for the Kindle, or some first-hand experienc of it.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:28 AM   #6
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Well Kindle is still the most well known....but with B&N releasing the nook and the plastilogic next year as well as Sony's presence in the stores for the Christmas season and their wireless reader next year, I expect it is changing fast.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:46 AM   #7
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My neighbor commutes daily on the DC Metro and she says that she sees Kindles everywhere. Of course, she may be mistaking other readers for Kindles or may be using the term Kindle as one would Kleenex. (She ended up buying 5 Kindles, one each for her, her husband and three children.)

Almost everyone I've run into with my Kindle recognizes that name but is not aware of the Sony products or any other brand names. Even when I use my Cybook people call it a Kindle.
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might there be a link?
For those wanting to read the article, I've included a hyperlink to it.

http://www.sacbee.com/books/story/2341486.html
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:52 PM   #9
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"I cannot bear the thought of technology to read a book," she e-mailed.
Quel ironique, no?
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:47 PM   #10
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Quel ironique, no?
Mais oui, certanmont!!

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