Three Weeks with Kindle (a.k.a. Instapaper Reader)

Brian  

I’ve owned the Kindle for about three weeks now. It’s still primarily an Instapaper reader for me. Mainly because I’m hesitant to buy a digital version of a book that I can’t share with others, especially when I can get a used, hard copy for cheaper than the Kindle edition in most cases. Also, I can’t use it at my library.

So, while I really like the device, I’m frustrated by my lack of options for sharing and purchasing books.
I knew all of this before I made my purchase, and I’m still using the heck out of it. But, as I mentioned, it’s primarily for web articles, oddly enough.
Rumor has it Amazon will allow sharing, but only for 14 days (not bad, but not long enough) soon. I wish Amazon was more open about their plans for Kindle and the community aspect (and potential) of the device.
Stephen also has some good questions from the view of a librarian.

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