Mark R Lindsey

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Amazon Kindle: Don’t use it for serious note-taking

In Mistakes of Others, Uncategorized on June 30, 2011 at 3:35 am

Subject: Kindle Title The Holy Bible English Standard (ESV) (ASIN:B001EOCFU4) has an available update

We’re writing about your past Kindle purchase of The Holy Bible English Standard Version (ESV) by Crossway Bibles. The version you received had typos that have been corrected.

An updated version of The Holy Bible English Standard Version (ESV) (ASIN:B001EOCFU4) is now available. It’s important to note that when we send you the updated version, you will no longer be able to view any highlights, bookmarks, and notes made in your current version and your furthest reading location will be lost.

So if you buy a book, and the figure out the book was defective, then you get to choose between keeping your notes with the defective version, or losing your notes but getting the book bug-fixes. I suppose this isn’t much different than a print book; if you get a new edition with corrections, all of your old notes are in the old print edition. But it’s still disappointing.