The Amazon Kindle is the Most Gifted Item in the Company’s History and the Nook Fails to Communicate

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kw13tl33tg33k

I like cool tech as much as the next guy. I just dont like the idea of someone corporate entity telling me what i can or cannot do with content i purchase. With products like the Kindle , Nook or PSP GO, they are encouraging the idea of for all intents and purposes "leasing content with the right to view on the appropriate device" What happens if tomorrow Amazon gets bought out by say Walmart and Walmart decides that Kindle is not in their long range plans for continued world domination? What happens to your content? Wouldnt you like to loan or give away that  new fantastic novel or biography you just finished  reading or give your buddy a PSP UMD of a game you already beat? You cant do any of that unless you are going to part with your uber device whose "perceived" value goes up exponentially with the more content that is tied to it. Thing is Companies dont really want you doing any of those things they would prefer if your buddy went and bought his OWN book or own UMD. That of course is the problem with this warped variation of capitalism that we practice. Our enterprises in our "free enterprise" doesnt really want to be "free".

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nekollx

 I agree, when I buy a book or game i buy to OWN, the idea that The Man decides the definition of OWN irks me terribly, and while i love the idea of never loosing or messing up a CD thanks to STEAM i'd like the ability to "pass it on" or do anything else i might do with a phsycial copy.

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Toady00

I bought my wife a nook for Christmas, and overall I am impressed. It does have some issues, but overall for B&N's first attempt, I think it is great. I'm hoping that it wont take long for some updates to the firmware that will really help this device shine. I did experience a problem trying to download purchased books on Christmas day but that problem has been completely eliminated. What else do you expect when you live on the bleeding edge of technology?

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blobro

I am the proud owner of a kindle, and when i went into barnes and noble to try out a nook, it looked and felt great and the cool factor was higher than the kindle but it was really just a pain to navigate.

It depends on what your definition of is "is"

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Vegan

Where can I get me some rich friends like that? I've been spending the holidays laughing at all the "give the gift of a Lexus" etc. commercials. Who are these people??

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BaggerX

Those would be the ~5% or so of the population that has all of the money.

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