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I am in deep, deep trouble: Amazon has released kindle software for PC and Mac. Kindle books are cheaper than paper books.

I may never leave my room. Well, maybe. Since I have a laptop I can go to the cafe and download books I guess.

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zephyrcrow
Mar. 19th, 2010 08:16 am (UTC)
Hah, I have that same problem. We are twinz
eriktrips
Mar. 19th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
They must want us never ever to speak to people face-to-face again. One of my major motivations for leaving the house is to go in search of a book but if I can get it from Amazon immediately and cheaply, I don't know if I will be able to do the right thing!
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eriktrips
Mar. 19th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yes I was also pointed to the Kindle for PC link that said "Mac version soon" but I clicked on the Kindle Store link to see, you know, how soon would be now, and there was a featured Mac link. Voilà!
expanding_x_man
Mar. 20th, 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
Wow, I have to get this. At least the books won't take up as much room everywhere! I am sure I will still get paper books but - this is amazing!

I will have to have my book primed for Kindle of course. NOW.
eriktrips
Mar. 24th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
and another one lost to the amazon stacks! :)
(Anonymous)
Mar. 23rd, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Project Gutenberg is even cheaper, uses cheaper non proprietary software (anything that will read a text file, like a '386!) and supports the public domain. Perhaps no one cares about the public domain anymore but without it there are no libraries. The global public domain is losing the fight against US copyright law. See Union for the Public Domain.
eriktrips
Mar. 24th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Oh I use Gutenberg for a bunch of stuff--basically, if it was written before 192x or so, I'll go there and look for it first. The problem comes with fields where I am trying to keep up with the latest research and/or the occasional contemporary popular non-fiction title that strikes my fancy. I also have other sources, but for some things only Amazon can find it for me--not even Powell's will have it.
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