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Anyone else feel loyalty to their first?
#1  Sydney's Mom 03-06-2010, 02:05 PM
I bought a Kindle in November of 2008. When the Kindle 2 came out, I decided I liked the K1 better because of the user replaceable battery and the expandable memory. I had a neat Oberon cover, too.

Then I left my kindle on the train in November of 2009. I decided to replace it with the only kindle available, the K2. I decided I loved the K2, loved reading it without a case, Calibre made not having expandable memory a non-issue -- I was in heaven.

Last week, someone called me, they had found my kindle. I offerred it to him for $50, but he didn't really want an ereader, and yesterday he returned it (he got a nice Starbucks gift card).

When I found out my K1 had been found, I started working on an ebay ad. Yesterday, I got my K1 back, recharged it, and it sent chills up my spine. I don't really know if I can get rid of it. But I certainly don't need it. I know it is stupid to feel nostagic about electronics! But I don't know if I can part with my first ereader. It feels like I am cheating.

Anyone else feel this way about their first?
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#2  GhostHawk 03-06-2010, 02:15 PM
Still on my first, can't imagine switching to something else at this point.

Still, good post! Glad to hear you got it back.
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#3  re838uk 03-06-2010, 02:18 PM
I'm still on my first reader, just wanted to say congrats on getting your kindle back 3 months after it went MIA. that was very lucky!
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#4  Sweetpea 03-06-2010, 02:19 PM
I would never sell my old readers, but I will replace them if the technology really catches up... (my ebookman got replaced with a PDA, as that had colours, which got replaced with a newer version, because that had a much better screen. I still use that last PDA, my other two readers are extra... and I use all three of them)
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#5  daffy4u 03-06-2010, 02:20 PM
I have both K1 and K2 as well. I only read on K2 but I use K1 as my master portable library. I believe I will sell or give away the K2 in the future but I'll always have the K1. I'm just a little romantic about it even though I don't read books on it anymore.
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#6  PhishStyx 03-06-2010, 02:30 PM
I've been thinking about your Kindle ever since you lost it. I almost asked you in another thread you'd created if you had it back, but decided against posting off-topic.

To your question, I often feel similarly attached to devices. I bought my wife a Nook for Christmas, and its thin profile is certainly attractive (although it has other problems that put me off it). But when I get my Kindle back in my hand or my DR 1000s, suddenly I'm all happy again.

On the other hand, I was looking at the video of the Microsoft Courier last night and was simply awe-struck. If it does PDF's well, I might just be inclined to switch.
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#7  zelda_pinwheel 03-06-2010, 02:33 PM
you know what they say, "you never forget your first." i still love my eb1150, and show it off at every single meetup, even though since i got my sony i never use it anymore. i don't think i'll ever get rid of it. i'm so glad for you you got your kindle back.

oh, and yes, i felt like i was cheating on my eb1150 for the longest time when i got my sony.
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#8  LDBoblo 03-06-2010, 03:24 PM
Nah, I'm eagerly waiting for something that will obsolesce my first reader device. I love ebooks in concept, but the real-world hardware and software falls so far short that I can't feel at all attached to my reader or my PDF books. That surprises me actually, since it takes numerous hours to actually typeset the books, in addition to carefully marking errors and editing after the fact.

Actually, I've never spent as much time with a single paperback or hardcover novel as I have with most of my ebooks because there is often so much to fix. I could possibly try to find a way to feel nostalgic about that (more "intimate" relationship with the text), but then again, it should have been the publisher's job, not mine, to make the book decent.
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#9  Bremen Cole 03-06-2010, 03:29 PM
I just love them, and go on to the next.....
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#10  HorridRedDog 03-06-2010, 03:57 PM
My EB1150 does things that my Sony 600 can't do (well if Sony wanted to they could).

I would like to sell it. But would "they" treat it right?

If I could fiind someone who REALLY wanted it, I could give it away. But would "they" treat it right?
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