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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_90036 View Post
    you can read library books with nook but not kindle (although this is about to change)
    Not until or unless the OverDrive system (that almost every library that I know of uses to check out books in electronic format) stops using Adobe Digital Editions (which is Flash-based).

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    I own a netbook, iPad and a Kindle... purchased in that order. There is some overlap of their capabilities, to be sure, but each fills its own niche and each is inexpensive enough that I justified purchasing each.

    For reading, an ebook reader is far better than an iPad, but sometimes you don't want to take multiple devices with you. (Kindle has a great iPhone/iPad app anyway! The book I'm currently reading, I've read it on my Kindle, iPad and iPhone 4.)

    If I had to choose to own only one of these devices, I'd probably just have a netbook, but I don't have to choose.

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    I have a laptop, net book, kindle, iPod and iPad. I now pretty much use just my iPad. The kindle app works great and I don't notice any eyestrain - I read a lot (sometimes 2 or 3 books on a rainy weekend). Love the fact that I now have a multipurpose device - no more dragging around 2 or 3 items when I commute or travel.


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