He's back, folks! Oh yes, even after this, he's back. Lemme 'splain.
You see, I decided to give Amazon another call after seeing how cheap the latest generation Kindle is. I figured if they were this cheap that stupidass deal they were trying to offer me before couldn't still be the only option a scientist with a broken Kindle had open to her. It wasn't. I call up Amazon and explain my rolly wheel is broken. Still no repair service but they would be happy to give me a $75 credit toward the purchase of any Kindle of my choice. Hunh? Seriously? Competition is a beautiful thing, folks! So I am still pretty unimpressed with the breaking of the wheel but I made sure (with 200% zoom) that there weren't any rolly wheels on the new Kindles and went for the credit. I've mostly been cruising the free books and will probably still spend most of my time at the library but I do like eReaders and am glad to have got such a great deal. I'll report back on whether or not I still feel this way after the new toy novelty wears off.
Also, Amazon will reimburse my shipping costs when I send the old Kindle to the recycling company. How nice!
And just in case you missed the Book announcement last time... click here. :)