Yes, Kindle’s are great for carrying around thousands of books, because, you know, that’s hard. Yet some Princeton students are not taking kindly to the Kindle DX as part of a experimental program at the school. Here’s what on had to say:
“I hate to sound like a Luddite, but this technology is a poor excuse of an academic tool. It’s clunky, slow and a real pain to operate. Much of my learning comes from a physical interaction with the text: bookmarks, highlights, page-tearing, sticky notes and other marks representing the importance of certain passages – not to mention margin notes, where most of my paper ideas come from and interaction with the material occurs. All these things have been lost, and if not lost they’re too slow to keep up with my thinking, and the ‘features’ have been rendered useless.”
Ouch. Sounds like Amazon has some work to do.