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No, instead we have to drill the earth 100 different ways to get the materials to build an e-reader.
Yes, but we only have to give a person one e-reader that equals thousands of books...not sure how that balances out.
Anyway, I got a Kindle3 for my GF for Xmas. I specifically told her I was going to mess around with it before I gave it to her because I wanted to see how easy it was to use, test out Calibre for converting the books I already have on the PC, and generally see if I was sure she would like it.
(Plus it's a new tech toy and I have to get my grubby little mitts on it.)
I loved it. Got a new book I had been putting off buying in hardcover because of the difference in price, and spent the next 5 hours just sitting on the couch and reading it. The pearl e-ink screen was just as comfortable to me as a paper page for reading. I often read while I am eating, and with the Kindle I didn't have to hold the book open with one hand the whole time. The battery life is amazing as well. I showed it to a friend who takes care of his elderly father, and he let his dad look at it. His dad was blown away by the ability to increase the font size, as he has been reduced to the large print section in the library.
I, for one, am very impressed with the fact that, through making the Kindle a cool new brand like the Ipod was, people I know who don't even really read much are buying them just to say they have one, and then actually READING more because of it. If there is one thing this world needs, it's more people who enjoy reading.
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I will always prefer the hard copy. I got tomes of dickens, poe, twain, doyle, and more in hard copy.
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What's kind of funny is that all the works of Dickens, Poe, Twain, and Doyle are free in e-book format from the Gutenberg Project.
The only reason I don't like the Kindle is the fact that so many books still are hard to find in e-format.
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I just got a Kindle a few days ago and I'm amazed with the quality the screen provides.

Not too shabby for learning C.
    
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The only reason I don't like the Kindle is the fact that so many books still are hard to find in e-format.
It's getting easier all of the time, since public libraries are now offering them. I got a Sony eReader for my wife, and she is using it like crazy. I considered a Kindle, but they are pretty much worthless in Canada, almost impossible to obtain without a trip down to the US, and really requires the kind of Cell plan that is just too expensive up here.
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Interesting, iv never seen the appeal of one of these id just use my laptop to read them instead of some big ass tablet .

Also not sure these would be very good for educational books (physics diagrams etc)
As was said, kindles are far from big-ass tablets, especially the 6" screen versions. But comparing to the hardcopy alternative of carrying multiple books around, they're way more convenient to carry around and they're super small/thin/light (and much more convenient to read off of than a laptop or ipod touch in terms of how you can view it, where you can sit while reading--it's tough to read on a laptop if you're on a commuter train and don't get a table seat, for example). It's not like kindles are going to replace laptops, but they make much more sense for portable reading--not to mention the ease on your eyes for reading text vs. an LCD, and the fact that the battery can last for literally months before needing to be charged.

For educational books, it should be fine provided there aren't super-detailed graphics. For example, math/science with equations ought to be fine, but fine details might get lost.
    
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I love my Kindle. Way better than reading on my laptop but I still use my iPod with the Kindle app when I dont have the Kindle handy. It's nice that it syncs the location you're at so you're always at the same place on every device.

As to the OP comment, it's definitely not a "big ass tablet". Rather small actually, and very thin and light. E-ink is a lot nicer to read on than an LCD display as well. And the battery life is phenomenal. I got mine for xmas, charged it once, and have been using it for an hour during my lunch at work every day. I haven't had to charge it again yet.
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Welcome to the future.

My book just ran out of batteries.


Damn, you nearly made me awake half the house because I couldn't stop laughing!
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i like digi books, i upload them to my Google docs and can read them from anywhere. Once i forgot my book for class i just busted out my phone and was able follow along.
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Ill correct myself "small ass tablet" im just used to an ipodtouch, anything that doesnt fit in my pocket i find a pain
So I take it you don't read books, cause those don't fit your pocket.
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