Amazon Launches E-Book Kindle Lending Library

The e-book wars continue to flare as Amazon.com announced the launch of their Kindle Owner's Lending Library. Available only to Kindle and Kindle Fire owners (sorry app users, you're out of luck), Amazon Prime members can now borrow one book a month from Amazon's initial offerings of 5000 loanable books. ...more
@karabuntin The lack of being able to read loaned books, be it from an Kindle Lending Library ...more

Ditch the Clutter: Why Buy When You Can Borrow?

A while back I found myself on the receiving end of a bunch of whole spices -- nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, etc. -- and no way to grind them.  Having made the commitment to reduce my consumption by buying fewer new things (epecially those made from plastic), I quickly jumped on Freecycle and Craigslist to see if I could find a spice grinder used.  Fortunately, there were none available that day because it suddenly hit me.  I'm no cook.  I'll probably use this thing once or twice in my life.  Why would I buy myself a spice grinder to be used a couple of times and then clutter up my kitchen for years afterward? Why not just borrow one from a friend? ...more

I think the less stuff we can bring into our homes, the less clutter we'll have overall.  I'm ...more