Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Why the Kindle Will Fail" and Other Predictions

I have watched all of "Downton Abbey" on my Kindle Fire, and all but the last three episodes of "Foyle's War" as well as all of "Dr Martin." 

I have read about two dozen books and perused about twice that number. 

I check my emails (and sometimes answer them) on my Kindle, as well as listen to music when at the gym.

I goose through about 125 web sites and blogs a day on my Kindle as well as read the news.

So what's next on my agenda with my Kindle? 

I think today I will read Rick Munarriz's 2007 book Why the Kindle will Fail, which is now FREE for Amazon Prime members.

After that, I might read Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting from the Coming Rise in the Stock Market (2000) written by the noted stock market liar-for-hire James K. Glassman.  I can buy a used copy for 1 cent, but I am not sure it's worth it unless Amazon Prime will chip in with free shipping. 

Not to be outdone by Glassman, other pimps, fools and book hustlers followed suit with Super Boom: Why the Dow Jones Will Hit 38,820 and Dow 40,000: Strategies for Profiting from the Greatest Bull Market in History, to say nothing of Dow 100,000And then, of course, there is Why the Real Estate Boom Will Not Bust - And How You Can Profit from It.   A used copy of this last tract is available for 1 cent, but once again I am not sure it's worth it unless Amazon Prime will toss in free shipping.


Noel said...

In keeping with the (awesome) comic about grammatical errors, "peruse" means to read careful and completely...couldn't resist.

PBurns said...

Noel, you are 100% right.

On the other hand, I note an obscure reference which says: "Sometimes people use it to mean 'to glance over, skim,' as in *I only had a moment to peruse the manual quickly,* but this usage is widely considered an error. In a 1988 survey, 66 percent of the Panel found it unacceptable, and in 1999, 58 percent still rejected it."

Right, but extrapolating the trend to wrongness, I now declare that we who are in error are now the majority, and in a Democracy the majority wins ;-)

Except, of course, that you are right ;-( Yes, I admit it. :-)