Saturday, March 07, 2009

Feedback Time...

How does everyone feel about Amazon Kindle? We discussed it briefly at the Wizards of Words conference in Scottsdale, but nobody really went into much depth with it. I see that Amazon has already released a Kindle II, even. Do any of my readers have either of these products? If so, would anyone care to share success stories, tales of woe, etc.? I have mixed feelings about it, myself, though I don't own the product. Last night I dreamed that my mom had a Kindle II and loved it. She was cutting (is "trimming" the Kindle term?) pieces and emailing them to people or something. Also, she was looking up words in the built-in dictionary. Anyway, in my dream, she kept telling me how wonderful it is. But then, my mom is really into technological gadgets in real life, so that shouldn't be surprising. So, when I woke up this morning, I thought I'd ask for opinions.


Alisa said...

I don't have one but what turns me off is my love of holding a book...of turning the pages, going back or marking a special place.

Last year I edited a friends novel which she sent over the computer. After about 2 chapters I gave up and took the file down to be printed. I needed a paper copy.

I'm not saying they wouldn't be handy in certain situations...such as a long trip and no room for heavy books, but I don't think it would be my first choice.

BJ Roan said...

I don't own one either, but I'm with Alisa. I like holding a book in my hand. I doubt I would use it enough to warrant the cost.