The timing will probably seem odd, what with #AmazonFail and all, but I’ve taken the plunge and ordered a Kindle 2. I managed to not order one on the day of the announcement(impressive self-control on my part, really). I didn’t order one right after I got to play with the samples that the Kindle team brought to our office. But, events in my life conspired to convince me that now is the time. It arrives on Friday, and I have a feeling I’ll spend more on books this weekend than I have in the past 6 months. I’ll let you know.
Speaking of #AmazonFail, I think I’m the only one who didn’t see it as some vast conspiracy to rid the world of gay literature. Amazon likes making money, and it seemed to me that flagging all gay-related books as “adult” and unrankable was a quick way to lose money. Maybe I’m naive, but the whole situation seemed more like a “glitch” (though that’s rather dismissive) than a purge.
Also, can we stop using “Fail?” It drives me nuts!