I’m not sure I trust technology…

KindleIn July 2011, my husband gave me a Kindle Keyboard 3G, my first e-reader ever.  In October 2012, it started malfunctioning, unable to stay charged and taking longer and longer to charge.  Amazon’s service was nice, though, and they sent me a replacement because the power supply is guaranteed for 3 years (the rest just for one year).

A few months later, I noticed that Kindle #2 was taking longer and longer to charge, ~14 hours to get to green light status.  So I notified Amazon and they sent me a replacement.  But I was wary and checked Kindle #3 closely; it charged at normal speed, but was losing its charge within a few hours…

I received Kindle #4 today, i.e., third replacement.  I spent yet another day transferring my library (I’m getting good at this, though, I have a workflow!)  Hurray for the free open source library management software Calibre.  Now, I admit that when I consider that I have many boxes’ worth of books on this little thing, it’s really neat.  But when I consider that I own books that are nearly 200 years old and still “work”, I wonder how long this collection will last.  No complaints at all about the Amazon support, but this seems ominous.

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2 thoughts on “I’m not sure I trust technology…

  1. I’m on my fourth Kindle, as well, but mine were all owner/operator issues. The first I dropped, the second I stepped on, and the third my job jumped up and broke it.

    In my defense, the first two were while I was recovering from major surgery… so I blame the meds.

    Good luck with this one!

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