I’ve written an – in my not-so-humble opinion – interesting post on the cost of e-books for the recently-released Amazon Kindle and other eReader devices, which I’ve published over on my Freelance Site.
This week culminates in the launch of Amazon’s latest Kindle eReader,which means that thousands of gadget fanciers and avid readers alike will be getting their hands on a pretty special piece of kit – only to find that the surprisingly cheap price belies an expensive habit: electronic books can cost.
You should read it. It’s good. Honest.
For a while now I’ve been experimenting with a little karma boosting project based around Amazon’s Wish List service – and now I’d like to get more people involved.
The idea is both simple and more or less selfless, and revolves around a single core concept: getting things for free is awesome. While I have no control over whether I get stuff for free – short of taking up shoplifting as a hobby, and even then the only freebie I get is likely to be a lift in a shiny police car – I can control whether other people receive free gifts.
So I do. Every so often, I log on to Amazon and type a name into the Wish List search. I scroll down the list and pick someone at random – before buying them an item that they’ve been wanting but never got around to buying.
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