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    I'm going to have to agree as well. It's not my kind of thing, but I do know some people who would love it. However, the price and such were always issues. Such as, if I wanted to get it as a gift for someone, would I be able to afford it and then would they actually get enough use out of it for the price.

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    Meh--whatever. There's another company that does the exact same thing with releasing better and more expensive products right after we've all bought the first generation. The red fruit company 'whose name shall not be spoken'.
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    No, these guys. We all know Crimson hates big Pharma.

    On topic, I agree too. Amazon should focus their attention on writing ebook software for the netbook market.
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    People should realize. There's something called a "Laptop." It has a full color screen, about 300 bucks starting price, PDF support, and it can read E-Books no problem, and comes with wireless, good processor, memory, GREAT refresh rate, and comes with an operating system with thousands of different applications.

    Screw Kindle. It's just a fat, grayscale, low-refresh-rate tablet with PDF support and a fully proprietary operating system.

    I look at it and see this.

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    palms were the **** back in the day lol.

    I would never buy a kindle, let alone a ~$500 one. cool idea, but come on, make it affordable!!
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    Default Re: Letter to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon about the Kindle

    Quote Originally Posted by billygoat333 View Post
    palms were the **** back in the day lol.

    I would never buy a kindle, let alone a ~$500 one. cool idea, but come on, make it affordable!!
    I bet the Kindle would have been very successful back in 1998.
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    Default Re: Letter to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon about the Kindle

    I agree. However,

    I guess that there really isn't anything wrong with creating a device for people who have money to throw around. But they've definitely lost brownie points in my book. I would also imagine that they have lost brownie points in the major population of the world. The wealthy aren't exactly a majority, in case they haven't noticed. But I doubt they care too much, just like any other manufacturer of toys for the wealthy. You sure don't see Ferrari creating cars (or ANYTHING for that matter) for the average person.

    Another part in my brain wants to think about "the end will justify the means". The Kindle has created a pretty large splash in the world of tech, and as we all know, with large splashes come many ripples in the pond. So I'm curious to know what the future holds, and if possibly, we will have the Kindle to thank for it?

    Think of it this way if you want. Someone, somewhere had to create a device that many people would buy that would utilize the latest in technology, such as e-ink and (free?) 3G. Only when companies start using this tech can the tech itself become cheaper. For example; If laptops would of never taken off as they did, or if they weren't as huge as they are today, would we have netbooks? Would we have many things that we have today? Hand held computers? PDA phones, such as the iPhone? What about the iPod Touch? etc. etc..

    Anyways, my point is this. The price sucks, and I will continue to bitch about it until either I am paid off (hell yea I'll accept a free Kindle to shut up :p) or until I realize that the end has finally justified the means. Thats the price companies have to pay if they want to release highly desirable consumer products that are truly mainly targeted at those who have cash to throw around.

    Thats my .02 anyways.
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