I was thinking about buying a Kindle, weighing pros and cons… the NY Times just printed an item for the con column, which is major enough to quash my interest altogether. Seems that when you buy a Kindle eBook, you don’t really own it.
Now the trick is to convince my wife that since I never actually paid $400 for a Kindle, going to the bookstore with $200 is actually a 50% savings. I’ll let you know how that goes!
I’m growing more old-fashioned by the day. This kind of thing is why I don’t think I could ever participate in cloud computing and why I think Google and Microsoft are wrong in thinking that people will prefer online applications to downloadable ones. In fact, I’m getting grumpy about the direction a lot of technology. You kids stay off my lawn!