Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Column

RTB

Forgot to post this morning [facepalm] but I have a new column up at Romancing the Blog. This one talks about the Amazon Kindle and the number one reason I don't think it's going to take the market by storm any time soon.

Angie

6 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Good points. Definetely about not wanting to throw out the old ebooks or replace them.

Angie said...

Charles -- [nod] Bad enough to have to re-buy your favorite games if you swap computer systems, or just resign yourself to never playing something again. At least I don't have as many games as I have books. :P

Angie

writtenwyrdd said...

It seemed pretty much a bad idea when I saw the Amazon page on it. Limited storage of books and a really pricey unit? Bleh.

Angie said...

WW -- there are more expensive ones, but yeah, my Palm reads e-books fine and does other things too and was like... a quarter or a third the price of a Kindle. And it reads .PDF files. :P The Kindle has a larger screen, but I'm not willing to pay an extra two or three hundred dollars for that larger screen.

Angie

Ello said...

I am too attached to the physical ties that the smell and feel of books give me to like anything electronic in it's place.

Angie said...

Ello -- a lot of people have those kinds of issues. [nod] I'm pretty sure e-books are going to be a niche market for at least another generation or two, just because of what everyone alive today was used to growing up.

Angie