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And now for something completely different…

November 6, 2008

Anybody out there own one of those Amazon Kindle thingamabobs, or know somebody that owns one?  Anybody intrigued by it?

I’m thinking about getting one.  I had no interest in them for a long time.  I like books.  Not just the contents, but as physical obects.  I like the way they smell.  I like cradling their spines.  I like their massiness.  But I’m just flat running out of room for books.  Books, my friends, take up a lot of space.  And they’re kind of expensive.

Supposedly, Kindle 2.0 is going to drop any day now — better product, lower price, etc.  But the googles tell me people have been saying that since May, and Amazon has been denying it for about as long.  Obviously, they have large incentives to deny it, even if it’s true.  OTOH, who wants to be the last person to pay full price for yesterday’s biscuit, right?

I think it was around this time last year that I blogged about my tv buying woes.  What is it with me and electronics?