Originally Posted by jim5cents
does amazon have any free content, or is there a monthly fee for unlimited downloads/certain number of downloads a la rhapsody? or is it per purchase?
Amazon gives free book samples but I don't think free books. It has free wireless internet service to some websites like wikipedia. I don't think there is any other option directly from Amazon to download books besides buying them one at a time. You can download books from other places though.
Originally Posted by Tenser
Kindle looks cool but my main question would be the ease of adding content to it from my PC and not just content purchased off of amazon.com.
I think it is supposed to be easy. You can email things to it wirelessly, it can wirelessly download things from some places and I think connect as an extrenal usb harddrive.
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Originally Posted by Billy Hoyle
I think they would be best for someone who travels often. It would eliminate the need to lug around bulky, heavy books.
Am I the only one here that finds it unsettling to think that there is a possibility that sometime in the near future this could totally replace good ol' fashioned, paper-based print media?
It will be good for people that want to steal books. Same as mp3s were good for people that wanted to steal music.
Kindle and Ipod will kill the modern music producers and book publishers. I personally think that is a good thing. What will come next will be superior. Censorless, advertising free, free publishing, marketed by and supported by peers.
It will also be good when it replaces all the text books you had to carry to and from school.