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Scary Tech: Attack of the Killer Kindles

I don't know what's scarier: my recent obsession with e-readers or the crazy Kindle nonsense flying about. What I do know is that when my editor asked me to name this year's scary tech, the first thing that popped into my head was "Attack of the Killer Kindles!"
Written by Christopher Dawson, Contributor on

I don't know what's scarier: my recent obsession with e-readers or the crazy Kindle nonsense flying about. What I do know is that when my editor asked me to name this year's scary tech, the first thing that popped into my head was "Attack of the Killer Kindles!"

It eats your homework! It robs you of the rights you'd have if you just bought a dead tree book! It makes Oprah and tech journalists fawn on principle! It's growing! And even digital natives hate it!

It almost has all the trappings of campy horror. Who needs Evil Dead when Evil Amazon and the Revenge of the Kindle EULA can be had for the low, low price of $259?

Have a happy Halloween this weekend, folks. And beware...someone just might try and sneak a first-generation Kindle into your kid's candy bucket. I'll try to go easy on the candy myself, so I don't launch into another sugar-fueled e-reader blog post.

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