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Kindle Books or Physical Copies?

For my recent 40th birthday (yeah, yeah, I’m old) my wife got me one of those new Kindle Paperwhites. It is awesome. I love the size, the screen, everything.

But.

After some thought about book ownership, and some recent events in the news where some people are getting their entire Kindle library wiped due to terms infringement. I’ve been wondering about this whole digital book concept. Or, more specifically, the Amazon controlled book library.

I love the idea of the Kindle, and I love it’s execution, but I’m having a hard time buying into the whole deal. It really makes me nervous and doesn’t make me want to buy too many books on that thing. Not to mention I really like the idea of a physical library of books you’ve read or intend on reading.

If you have any opinion or advise, please comment on this post.