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July 14th, 2008 by Jacob Ukelson

It has been a long time since my last post -I guess I just couldn’t keep up the pace. Writing the blog is hard work, and I just couldn’t find the extra time to keep posting.

So now I’ll take another tack - I’ll try to keep things up to date with shorter, less elaborate posts more often. Lets see how long I can keep that up.

BTW - I finally received the eBook, the screen is gorgeous - very readable. I think it was a worthwhile purchase, even though it ended up costing me a lot more than I expected. If I was living in the US a Kindle would probably have been a better choice. The nicest thing about it is that you can take lots of different books with you anywhere, and if you live outside the US - gives you exponentially more book selection, and much lower price per book than you can find in physical bookstore. The main issue is with formats - there are many ebook formats out there, and different devices are compatible with different formats.

The “prosumer” experiment was interesting too. In today’s user generated content world, one irate customer can cause a lot of damage (by negative posts on blogs). I don’t know for sure, but I am guessing that all-in-all, trying to “contain” my complaints cost BooksOnBoard a lot more than if they would have just fixed or replaced my device.  That kind of irrational response fits very well with an excellent book I am reading (on my eBook of course) - Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely.

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