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Old 03-25-2009, 10:55 AM   #61
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I stumbled across this thread again. It lay dormant for over 2 months and suddenly springs to life. Must be spring!

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Old 03-25-2009, 11:33 AM   #62
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:39 AM   #64
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He probably decided to look beyond the sillyness
No, I made a post here when I first came to MR. This automatically subscribed me to this post. I've had no reason to unsubscribe to it, but lately it has picked up some new posts and was brought to my attention.

I still like it, and won't unsubscribe.

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Old 03-25-2009, 11:59 AM   #65
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:05 PM   #66
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Have you paid your subscription renewal?
Let me guess, $300? Or do I get the group session discount for $100?

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:29 PM   #67
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Lo and behold there on the front page was the Kindle. I saw the part about e-Ink and thought "Wait a minute; is that that electronic paper stuff I heard about in the mid-80's? Are they finally doing something commercial with that? About time! Tell me more!

Triggered the Kindle page. Read all the way down it. Ignored the videos (I was on dial-up at the time) but read every word. It had been out for a few days so I hit Google. Read every review and discussion I could find. Wanted wanted wanted, but wanted to be sure that 400$ wasn't something I was going to be regretting later. Somewhere in there my path kept crossing Mobileread. Noticed all the e-books. Googled for Kindle reviews every week or so. Back at Mobileread, found out about igorsk's Kindle easter eggs post. Tried e-books on Palm T|X to be sure I would honestly like them. Started actual MobileRead account. Got Christmas/Birthday money from relative. Bit my nails over whether a Kindle or a Cybook would be better. Kindle came back in stock. Tax return came in. Decided I could finally afford it. Took the plunge.

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Old 04-01-2009, 02:59 AM   #68
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Then my husband came home this past November with a birthday present for me-- a sony prs-505. My first reaction was to want to scream... I never asked for this, when he had mentioned it at times before, I said NOT INTERESTED. I don't buy books! I use the library.

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The librarians at my local library have gone from seeing me at least twice a week checking out a huge stack of books each time to seeing me once or twice a month checking out a few books for the kids, and an occasional one for me.

I found mobileread by searching random topics for help having to do with the reader.... and lurked for a bit, gathering info, before officially signing on to do business. I still don't understand half the "tech" stuff posted here, but, slowly, oh so slowly, I am learning one piece of info at a time. I'm quite impressed with myself
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I also avoided ebooks, even though I have gadgets for everything else. Then I heard about Kindle, which isn't available in the UK, which started me investigating. I came across MR via google last week when idly wondering when the sony prs 700 would be easily available here ... glad I found it as it helped me realise I don't really want the 700 and motivated me to buy the 505 today. I've had to buy two new bookshelves in the last year, and I don't have space for more so it was definitely time to switch to the new technology!
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:17 PM   #70
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that's a interesting article and i had enough experience browsing thru this article
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:02 PM   #71
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I'm going to keep half an eye on this thread to see if anyone comes in here saying that a patient told them about readers - I was showing mine off to a nurse and a consultant whilst I was recovering from a procedure earlier.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:12 PM   #72
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I'm going to keep half an eye on this thread to see if anyone comes in here saying that a patient told them about readers - I was showing mine off to a nurse and a consultant whilst I was recovering from a procedure earlier.
Am - I hope all went well and you are recovering quickly.

It's amazing how many people stop and ask me about my reader. I feel like I should get some of SONY's advertising dollars!! My optometrist was fascinated by it and thought it would be great for some of her older patients who are having eye problems that aren't easily corrected (I'm starting to feel like them, by the way ).
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:15 PM   #73
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Am - I hope all went well and you are recovering quickly.

It's amazing how many people stop and ask me about my reader. I feel like I should get some of SONY's advertising dollars!! My optometrist was fascinated by it and thought it would be great for some of her older patients who are having eye problems that aren't easily corrected (I'm starting to feel like them, by the way ).
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Thanks Kaz - it went fine, and I'm recovering well, although for some reason I'm not supposed to use things like kettles!!

I've had quite a few people look at mine on the Underground, but no-one really talks to one another down there!
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