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Old 07-29-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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Wonderful article...this is one of my favorites:

"text-to-speech feature...Once it thought “miss.” was the abbreviation of a state name: “He loved the chase, the hunt, the split-second intersection of luck and skill that allowed him to exercise his perfection, his inability to Mississippi.” I turned the machine off."

LOL!


And this is probably why I'll never buy one:

"Here’s what you buy when you buy a Kindle book. You buy the right to display a grouping of words in front of your eyes for your private use with the aid of an electronic display device approved by Amazon. ...You can’t give them away or lend them or sell them. You can’t print them. They are closed clumps of digital code that only one purchaser can own. A copy of a Kindle book dies with its possessor."


As is this:

"On the other hand, there’s no clutter, no pile of paperbacks next to the couch."

Because I like that clutter myself...'-}}

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