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Page 3 of: Electronic Book Readers vs. Paper and Ink (2011), by Thomas Becker   about me  

The Kindle: Cons

  1. You can't sit on it. The Kindle cannot be pressed into service, as traditional books can, to raise a seat or a computer monitor, to support an item of furniture, or to keep one's behind from freezing when sitting on a rock. In fact, I once broke a Kindle by leaning on it with my elbow.
  2. Every book has the same physical appearance, namely, that of the Kindle. It's like drinking everything out of the same plastic cup, be it water, coffee, or the finest wine.
  3. It's not good for meeting people in public places. You cannot see what other people at the coffeehouse are reading on their Kindles. Saying to a stranger “What's that you're reading on your Kindle?” is awkward at best and will most likely be considered rude. “Oh, I see you're reading ‘The Invisible Circus,’ I loved that book,” on the other hand, is charming and likely to get a conversation started. The only kind of conversation you can hope to get going with a person reading on a Kindle is an argument about the pros and cons of using a Kindle. That could turn ugly.
  4. It severely limits the way in which we can talk about books in literature, autobiography, and the like. Reading books electronically deprives us of such elements of style as “We spent the summer hiking the Sierra Nevada, and Kerouac's ‘The Dharma Bums’ was sticking out of the side pocket of her pack,” or “When my girlfriend and I were heading for our secret place by the river, that ragged old copy of Baudelaire's ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ was always sticking out of my hip pocket.”
  5. The user interface of the current model (2011) is an abomination. I could easily fill several pages with my complaints about the crummy design of the Kindle device and its software. But then, we have to admit that this can possibly change in the future.
  6. You cannot flip through pages. This would not be as much of a drawback as it is if the navigation capabilities of the Kindle were not the abomination that they are (if, for example, there were a “forward” button to complement the “back” button, if clicking on the little superscript number for a note would actually take you to that note, and so on). But even with the best navigational capabilities imaginable, the Kindle will never match a traditional book in terms of flipping through the pages.
  7. Illustrations leave much to be desired. For some reason that I cannot quite explain, the rule that a picture says more than a thousand words does not ring true with regard to the Kindle. Illustrations tend to be unpleasant to look at. Add to that the fact that they are limited to black and white and that they must almost always be clicked on to resize, and you are looking at a rather strong disadvantage.
  8. It needs power. On an extended trip into the backcountry or other places similarly lacking in access to electricity, you could run out of power.
  9. It contributes to and accelerates the demise of bookstores. I am not sure how much I care about stores like Barnes & Noble and Borders. The thought of an America without independent bookstores, though, and the coffeehouses with which they are often intertwined, is a scary one.