by Mike Masnick
Mon, Oct 25th 2010 8:30am
Apparently, Amazon is adding a feature to the Kindle that will let you "lend" books to other Kindle users. Of course, it sounds quite like the ridiculously limited lending found on the Barnes & Noble Nook ebook reader as well. You see, when you "lend" the book, you can't read it yourself... "just like a real book." But, um, you can only lend it to other Kindle users,
just like a real book (oh, no actually). And, you can only lend it for 14 days, just like a real book (oh, no actually). And... you can only lend it out once, just like a real book (oh, no actually). It really makes me wonder how incredibly soul-deadening it must be to be a developer working on products like this where you're focused on limiting what the technology allows.
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