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Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
« on: October 06, 2009, 01:44:22 am »
Got a Google Alert on this article over on the Huffington Post...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-isay/kindle-confessions_b_308860.html

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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 08:23:53 am »
    Another Convert!
    A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.  Edith Sitwell 
    Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the
    engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair. Annie Dillard

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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 02:33:28 pm »
    I like her commitment to buy a book at a bookstore for every Kindle edition she buys... wish I could afford to do the same!

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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 05:49:43 pm »
    I like her commitment to buy a book at a bookstore for every Kindle edition she buys... wish I could afford to do the same!
    I enjoyed the article, but I found her "guilt" amusing.  The Kindle is a revolutionary step in publishing.  One needn't feely guilty in using and enjoying it.

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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 09:41:21 am »
    Weird.  I can't open it ???

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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 10:48:04 am »
    strange, me either

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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 07:26:53 pm »
    Hmmm.. not sure why you guys are having problems, I just checked the link and it still works for me.

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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #7 on: October 07, 2009, 09:11:51 pm »
    It's Margarita time!!!
    The more converts the better.
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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #8 on: October 07, 2009, 09:29:29 pm »
    The more converts the better.

    Especially ones who are not just readers but also "book people", who like the way the books themselves feel and look and smell, as she says about herself.  I think when someone like that tells friends and co-workers about the Kindle, they'll take it more seriously than if it came from a "gadget person".

    As a former independent bookstore co-owner, I appreciate her sentiment, and if her guilt is causing her to spend more money on books of all kinds, that's good, right?
    Vivete con gioia e semplicit
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    Re: Nice article: 40-year Writer/Editor's view of the Kindle
    « Reply #9 on: October 07, 2009, 09:31:47 pm »
    Susan; I couldn't have put it better myself.  I do think it is even more complimentary coming from someone who is a book person.
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