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to think that Kindles are lacking functionality?

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grovel Thu 09-Jun-11 17:40:46

You can't rip pages out to use in the loo at a Greek campsite (or any other campsite for that matter). Design flaw. They'll never catch on.

FriedaLivery Thu 09-Jun-11 17:41:23

i think they are hard to master tbh

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 09-Jun-11 17:41:26

How are they at wedging under a dodgy table leg?

belgo Thu 09-Jun-11 17:41:43

You can't swot flies with them either. (or maybe you can, but it would break).

FriedaLivery Thu 09-Jun-11 17:42:23

they BREAK
thats the big problem

and they are of more value than a crappy paperback

belgo Thu 09-Jun-11 17:43:38

and you can't flick the pages for use as a makeshift fan.

MissVerinder Thu 09-Jun-11 17:44:37

Neither can you lend them to your bessies for fear they discover your stash of... ahem... "colourful" literature. When I say colourful, I mean mostly pink. And squashy.

grovel Thu 09-Jun-11 17:44:44

And I thought I was going to get flamed!

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 09-Jun-11 17:44:53

or stand your mug on when the sprogs have slid all the coasters under the sofa.

belgo Thu 09-Jun-11 17:46:12

'And I thought I was going to get flamed!'

talking of flames, you can't use them to make a camp fire whilst on you greek campsite.

grovel Thu 09-Jun-11 17:47:16

Good point, belgo.

They're fucking useless.

grovel Thu 09-Jun-11 18:03:26

Obviously designed by a Hellenophobic, constipated nerd who's never sat in the sun or bought anything from MFI.

dizzyblonde Thu 09-Jun-11 18:53:13

But you can read your 'colourful' literature on the train without being looked at strangely.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 09-Jun-11 18:54:38

Where are you all getting this 'colourful' literature, pervs? grin Just out of interest, y'know...

BelovedCunt Thu 09-Jun-11 18:56:15

i have never used a paper back to wipe my arse you freakolas

ForeverNamechanging Thu 09-Jun-11 18:58:47

Oh yes i do now read dirty books without shame in public as no one can see what im reading.

ggirl Thu 09-Jun-11 19:00:20

they break??!

no wonder amazon have been sending me details of insurance

who has had one break then ?

HeadfirstForHalos Thu 09-Jun-11 19:00:28


Also, if you download a newspaper on it, when you've finished reading it you can't use it to line the litter tray angry

BelovedCunt Thu 09-Jun-11 19:01:03

there are LOADS of free dirty books, i haven't tried any... yet

Snorbs Thu 09-Jun-11 19:02:48

You also can't use one to construct a paperback staircase adorned with breadstick crumbs to entice a runaway hamster into a carefully prepared bucket trap. And if you can't do that, what's the point of the damn things?

BelovedCunt Thu 09-Jun-11 19:03:50

but... when your daughter really really wants to read the second witch baby book and your local bookshop has run out you can have it in seconds.

i love my kindle

ComeWhineWithMe Thu 09-Jun-11 19:07:25

I've had 2 break and I only got it in December. First time 3g stopped working and second time the screen broke. Amazon were very good about still annoying though.

Chipotle Thu 09-Jun-11 19:10:16

I love my kindle too... It smells nice and leathery (admittedly though that's down to the case and not the kindle), books have a funny musty smell especially if they're old. But you are all indeed correct it cannot be used as a coaster, doorstop, to stop a table wobbling and heaven forbid you drop it in the bath!

Atwaroverscrabble Thu 09-Jun-11 19:12:59

I keep hearing about people reading it in the bath.... Is it doable? Doesn't the steam affect it??

BelovedCunt Thu 09-Jun-11 19:13:49

depends on how many dirty books you have on it

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