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Unread 2011-01-23, 11:20   #1
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"Do you love print? Do you still read books? Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? Do you want to trade in your soulless faux-literary technology for its worth in good old fashioned books? Well, friends, Microcosm Publishing's got your back! Beginning RIGHT NOW you can bring in your Christmas Kindle to the Microcosm store in Portland (636 SE 11th) and trade it in for its worth in new or used books and zines! That's right! Why let fad technology kill print when you can take a stand and fill up your shelves in the process. (Don't worry, we won't tell your parents.) And make sure to bring a friend to help you carry all your loot; most of the store's books are priced in the $2-$6 range so a $139-$189 trade-in (note: going retail for the Kindle at Amazon's site) you might be carrying your books out in a fleet of wheelbarrows!

On Amazon's Kindle page you'll be able to read glowing endorsements like the following, ""My first impression of Kindle's screen was: 'That's a screen?! It doesn't look like a screen.'... It looks like a book page, only perfect. No grain or pulp."—Jeremy."

Well, you know what, Jeremy? We love the and grain and pulp. Long live the grain and pulp! Long live the PAGE." (More)
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Unread 2011-01-23, 11:23   #2
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Kindle is great for reading books, my wife loves her as does her mother. I also have borrowed it a few times to read and was really impressed. The iPad on the other hand pretty sucks as a book reader.
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Unread 2011-01-23, 11:40   #3
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Unread 2011-01-23, 15:41   #4
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Did you get a Kindle for Christmas? Do you want to trade in your soulless faux-literary technology for its worth in good old fashioned books?
Yes I did, and I love it. It is easier for my mature eyes to read in low light. As for it being soulless; the soul is in the words I read, not the medium.

I friggin' love Luddites. For me the only true way to enjoy the written word is on hand scribed papyrus scrolls, not those "soulless faux-literay" mass produced printed books.
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Unread 2011-01-23, 21:29   #5
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I friggin' love Luddites. For me the only true way to enjoy the written word is on hand scribed papyrus scrolls, not those "soulless faux-literay" mass produced printed books.


Yeah, let's celebrate books by ripping the covers off the ones that don't sell and sending the covers back to the publisher for credit because they don't want the whole book back, just the proof that they can't be sold anymore. Nothing says soul like clear-cutting forests to fill up landfills!
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Nothing says soul like clear-cutting forests to fill up landfills!
No shit. The cognitive hipster dissonance here must be crushing.
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Click the image to open in full size.

He was into trees when they were only available in saplings!
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Unread 2011-01-24, 9:03   #9
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My mother in law has a kindle and neither her nor my wife like it all that much. I think the issue is that it is one of the older smaller ones, and you have to push the page turn button every 2 seconds because the pages are small. That is probably less of an issue with the larger screen models.
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You can adjust the font size and fit more on the page which is what my wife did, doesn't seem to be an issue for her and her's is one of the originals.
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My mom is addicted to her Kindle (original model). She used to buy a ton of books a year, now it's primarily digital downloads.
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Unread 2011-01-24, 20:01   #12
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I would get a kindle, but I can't read.

Side note: I worked for a summer at the place that makes the screens about ten years ago. It was awesome, they had a vending machine where the price of everything was free.
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Unread 2011-01-24, 21:46   #13
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Communist! I knew it!
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Unread 2011-01-24, 22:28   #14
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What did you just type to me?
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