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Well, hate is too strong a word. But so is love.

Anyway, here’s a segment I did for the public radio show Here and Now on the little buff beast.

The show (quite reasonably) edited out my ragging on the Kindle as a tool for scholarly research: Not only are the note-taking and underlining functionalities too poorly implemented to actually use, but Kindle’s data format doesn’t note where the physical pages begin and end so there’s no good way to cite a passage that you read on the device.

I hope and assume that the next version will take care of the problem caused by the fact that almost all the edges of the Kindle are buttons so it’s hard to hold it without turning a page. But I doubt the next rev will make the big change I’m waiting for: A networked reading device that redefines reading as a social, networked activity.

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