The Kindle is not for Serious Readers
I have learned this the hard way. I read about the book Human Capitalism from an advertisement in the New York Review. I looked it up on Amazon and read the sample text provided there. But the paper version would not be available until next May! And it would not be cheap. However, I could buy the Kindle version immediately for much less. So I went with the Kindle version – which I could read with my Kindle app on my Windows PC.
Immediately, I ran into problems. I wanted to refer to sections in the book, and to copy some of them – standard practice for serious writers, such as I fancy myself to be, when I am writing on my blog. All I can to is refer to Kindle locations (such as 235 of 1421) – which is perhaps fair enough – although I have not tested this with another reader. But I cannot copy any text at all! I am practically tongue-tied with frustration.
Of course I looked up the Kindle Help – but it seems to be out-of-date, with no way to tell what version of the Kindle app I am using!
The Kindle may not be for morons – but it is certainly for people with superficial reading and writing skills. Who just want to read text and not do anything with it.
The first two chapters of Human Capitalism (a general overview) are well-worth reading – the rest are not.