Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kindle lending

Kindle has announced upcoming functionality for the Kindle that will allow users to lend their books to others. The loan period will be 14 days and the book will be disabled on the home account while the loan is in effect.
While this seems like a nice little feature, it demonstrates an old-world mentality that emulates, rather than helping to overcome, the scarcity of books and reading materials.

1 comment:

  1. A lending web site for Nook owners (www.booksfornooks.com) started shortly after the Nook hit the market. They have been very successful in bringing together Nook owners that wish to share there lend-me books to other members. A sister site (www.booksformykindle.com) was launched as soon as the lending feature for the Kindle was announced.