Friday, June 17, 2011

Why I Love My Kindle

I know these photos are blurry, but you should be able to see what happened on Thursday to a brand new trade paperback I started reading on Wednesday. Yes, that's right, on the second day I was reading it. This is no cheesy fiction trade paperback. This is published by a reputable company who specializes in academic books like this one. The glue in the spine is dried out, and whole sections of pages are already falling out. I have come expect this from a cheesy novel, since apparently these are supposed to be disposable. But this is an academic text that costs $35, and I don't expect this from a company that is supposed to be conscious of academic tendencies to hold onto our books for decades, even though we zealously buy the next editions. Archival quality? Fat chance.

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