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Old 01-15-2008, 11:09 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa View Post
... or their introduction in Latin America of the Chevy Nova, the latter meaning loosely in Spanish "doesn't go" or "doesn't work."
Not really:

Urban Legends Reference Pages: Nova Don't Go

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Old 01-15-2008, 12:30 PM   #42
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Ya I was kidding about Microsoft's name, but I wouldn't be surprised if bonfire was the code name, cause Microsoft always thinks bigger is better internally. Insert computer geek joke here.

CFB is off course absolutely right about Apple's pricing, but don't undersestimate Apple's ability to make a reading a newspaper on an iPaper trendy.!

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Old 01-15-2008, 05:40 PM   #43
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I dont think you're allowed to say "bigger", "internally" and "insert" all in the same paragraph while concurrently inviting other people to make the joke.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:34 AM   #44
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So, after a couple of months, any update by early adopters? Still using it?
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So, after a couple of months, any update by early adopters? Still using it?
Got it in mid-Dec., love it still; in fact SO says I'm in love with it to the neglect of my cat; hey, no problemo, she pushes it aside to sit in the best lit spot and I work around her. Early this morning, I read the RE forums, NY Times articles (a "blog" for $1.99/mo. which includes many of the current articles, updated three or four times a day wirelessly), and updated my to-do list on it (that's an easy "work-around"). Over breakfast I read an Act or so of "The Government Inspector" by Gogol, a play I'll be seeing tomorrow. The play is in the public domain so I was able to download it wirelessly from I can stay on this site only a few minutes because it's slow in the office and I want to get back to my true electronic love, an e-book that is not back-lit.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #46
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My wife really wants a Kindle, but we're not willing to pay the early adopter tax. Once the waiting list is cleared out and there's no longer a lot of backorders, I expect the price to come down to the $199 price point eventually, and that's about where we'd probably bite.
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:40 PM   #47
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I still like it and use it. But it goes through idle periods, when I'm reading something that isn't available on Kindle.


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