I agree. I'm the same way with all technology though. I don't need a cell phone that plays music, I just need it to make calls. I don't need an e-reader to surf the Web. I just need it to display books.Lotus said:It's one of those odd devices that shouldn't really be classified in the tech world. It's not a tech device, it's a reading device. It appeals to people who want to read, not those who want to play games, send e-mails or surf the Web. For me, having it reviewed by techies isn't really the way to go.
I happen to be one of those people. Don't get me wrong, I like the Kindle. I decided to keep mine and use it mainly for the time being because I have a baby on the way, and I am losing most of my room for books in order to create a nursery. For now, having the ability to get classics and other books on the Kindle is a space saver (and a money saver in some instances). I don't travel and I cannot use Whispernet from my house, so some of the allure of the Kindle doesn't apply to me.However, I think many in the book world don't like the idea of reading on a device, they have the idea that the feel and smell of the book is a part of reading.
So, the poor Kindle gets blasted by all.