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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 02:20 PM        Holy Repoed Books Batman!
George Orwells classics 1984 and Animal Farm have been removed from Amazons kindle service.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32014285...5829?GT1=40006

Ill save you from having to read the actual article because the author (of the article not Orwell) drones on an on before getting to the point. Apparently the books were originally posted on Kindle by a 3rd party who didnt own rights to the books in the first place. What has people up in arms really is that Amazon repoed the digital copies already sold and automatically refunded the money to their users. Some people feel this is an invasion of their privacy and its not their fault Amazon sold them stolen "goods". Amazon supporters say that if it was a stolen stereo the cops would have taken it back and you would be hard pressed to see your money again and therefore Amazon has saved everyone trouble and heartache.




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Is Amazon really the system!?
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 02:40 PM       
What is Kindle?
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 02:57 PM       
Its a device that you can use to download digital copies of books to and read. Its kind of like iTunes for literature. You pay however much for a book, download it to your device then read it. I dont actually own one so I cant explain it much beyond that. iPhone users can download a Kindle app. that basically turns their phone into one as well.
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 02:59 PM       
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle

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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 03:04 PM       
Kindle+Books=Bad Terminology
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 03:10 PM       
Yeah I thought that was an odd choice myself.
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Old Jul 21st, 2009, 08:39 PM       
I have something like that kindle thing, I call it a computer.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 05:58 AM       
Two of my favourite books. Just thought I would throw that out there.


Also, I hope that Kindle thing doesn't take off because I would hate reading a book off of a screen.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:22 AM       
Its been around for about 2 years now. Its mostly popular among people with to much money as the device itself costs something like $300 and that is all it does. Which is stupid because I think the coolest feature it has is wi-fi. That way you can download books while you sit in the Starbucks at your local Barnes & Noble and stick your nose up at the people buying books on the archaic medium that is paper.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 10:39 AM       
Ummmm

No.

The Kindle uses Sprint's network to download any content, be it one of Amazon's books or a pared down web site. And it does it at no charge to the one whom purchases it. The costs for using the network are taken in along with the ~$300. The kit and kaboodle's probably worth far less. Probably not even half. And it has no Wifi. It doesn't need it.

It uses an e-ink display. This new tech that lasts a while and just barely sips away at battery life. It also has the potential to display things even when power is not applied, saving what you've been reading.

It's a neat bit of kit, but you'd have to kill me before this'd be my go-to for information and books. It can never replace a book, or at least the novelty of tactile pages.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 11:40 AM       
However it downloads them its still an overpriced brick.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 01:32 PM       
i'd get one if it was under $100
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 06:57 PM       
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 08:27 PM       
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It's a thing people are using because they're too lazy to go to a library and actually take out a book.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2009, 09:31 PM       
Can I customize with with my favorite ring tones that I pay for with the built in credit card reader? Can I apply "skins" to it to express my individuality? If I shove it up my ass will I shit it out clean? Does it have a bluetooth cockroach to jam in my ear like tinfoil hat wearing mental patient?
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It's a thing people are using because they're too lazy to go to a library and actually take out a book.
Yeah grrrr it also makes me angry when people order pizza for delivery because they're too lazy to go to the pizza place and bring it home themselves.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 05:23 AM       
Has anyone seen that pen that can read words that you write... if you write them on special paper... this made sense about ten seconds before I typed it

It's for people who take down notes at lectures and stuff. It records the lecture and also saves what you write on internal memory so you can upload your handwriting to your computer. Also, when you click the pen IRL on a word that you wrote, it plays what it recorded at the time of you writing that.

I want one of those things. Someone tell me I am not making this up.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 05:42 AM       
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Has anyone seen that pen that can read words that you write... if you write them on special paper... this made sense about ten seconds before I typed it
I want one of those things. Someone tell me I am not making this up.
You're not, it's THE SMARTPEN. Of course, there are other ones. This isn't the one I remember seeing in commercials. http://www.livescribe.com/
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 08:54 AM       
Ah, cool. That's not the one that I saw either, but it's a start.
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books from libraries always smell bad and make me sneeze
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dude, library books smell awesome
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Library books smell like dust, allergens, sweaty old people and neglect.
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Old Jul 23rd, 2009, 10:32 PM       
Sweaty old people is what I would go with. That or moth balls. But same same right?
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it's weird but when i go into libraries i always have to take a shit and my eyes get all watery
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