You want to be able to read a book.
I want to be able to do much more (and an i.pad can cost only a very small amount more, about £300 to be precise, hardly worth a second thought really).
Horses for courses then.
Thanks for your link to buy an i'pod. Bit late, I bought mine a couple of weeks ago hence my enthusiasm for the device.
BTW your prices are a tad excessive !!!!!!
£80 cheaper at the applestore and free postage (and in stock)http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/s ... UK_iPad-UK
Expanding a bit. I view the whole Kindle scenario with despair.
1. Small, local bookshops struggle to survive as it is. Kindle etc could be their death knell.
2. Amazon have signed monopoly digital publishing contracts with six publishers already. Where will that lead?
3. Love the feel, smell and look of books.
4. What a beautiful sight a full bookcase is; a record of one's literary life.
5. Kindle users will lose the sociability and joy of lending a book to a friend.
Half a dozen books take up very little cabin room and, once read, can be swapped with other yachties for a new book to read. One of the joys of the pontoon.
I reckom Kindle will just make folks more insular.
I.pad is part of the same story.