A Lot Fewer Dangling Wires

Carrie's not a fan of the new Kindle

Carrie's not a fan of the new Kindle

I’m still on the fence regarding the Amazon Kindle’s worthiness. The Onion has brought me one step closer to salivating over one with its tongue-in-cheek list of “features and improvements.” One feature that has received much attention as of late: text-to-speech. Roy Blount, Jr. seems to have the notion that unchecked Kindles might pave the way for royalty-scoffing e-reading supercomputers down the way. Audio book sales could be in danger—but only when the Kindle learns to do multiple voices and accents, as well as provide sound effects and music to spice things up. Right now the main concern should be the number of bookworms forgoing dental work in order to save up for a Kindle. Could lead to an epidemic blogorific proportions. Film at eleven.

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Book designer and formatter based in southern California. Supreme overlord of the SuperMegaNet pseudoverse.
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3 Responses to A Lot Fewer Dangling Wires

  1. Hayes R says:

    Thought you would be interested in a new SCI-FI short story writing contest. Winner receives $250 and a free copy of the anthology put together with other entries from the contest.
    Winners are decided by visitor voting on the PublishYourself.com web site.

  2. Megan says:

    Ooo, you and your silly Photoshop pics!!! I think I would react the same way if I brought a $400 reader into my shower with me!

  3. jesse says:

    Thank the Internet for that pic. 😉

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