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So, let me get this straight...

May 2nd, 2013 (06:09 am)

iPad has Kindle app.

iPad has Amazon app.

If I see a book on Amazon that I'd like to buy in Kindle format, "this mobile application does not currently support digital downloads. Add this item to your Wish List and you can view and purchase it from your computer."

...and I'm just left there staring open-mouthed at such complete, utter techfail. The wonders of a life lived on the move through one useful device completely upended in two brief sentences. It's just basic connectivity, guys!

(OTOH, this has to qualify as very much a First World Problem...)


Posted by: ericadawn16 (ericadawn16)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2013 05:26 am (UTC)

Or about the fact that I can easily use my Yahoo mail on my iPod but since Monday, it only lets me use it on my PC if I use Firefox...sometimes...

Posted by: Ian (ringbark)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)

There's a book I want to buy for my actual Amazon Kindle. Amazon lets me "look inside" on my PC, but I can't buy it except as a dead tree, because Amazon UK aren't selling the Kindle version like Amazon US are, though of course I can't buy that.
But there is a link to "tell the publisher you want to read this on a Kindle". I've clicked said link, but I'm not actually sure it's true any longer.

Posted by: The Exile (tehexile)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)

I still don't understand (and am mildly irritated by) the concept of a First World Problem. If my problems genuinely cause me (*any* amount of) HP or sanity damage or they prevent me from fulfiling my goals, then they are problems. It doesn't matter if someone else's problems appear to be worse at that precise moment. I say 'appear to' because a lot of people are very presumptuous in saying that my problems can't really be causing me harm and therefore aren't real, because they don't understand me. My problems matter to me and I'm not going to pretend they don't. Other people's matter too, but their problems don't undermine my problems, it just means both our problems need fixing. Everyone deserves to have someone care about their problems, it isn't an auction of how bad your problems are.

Not a rant directed at you, just a question about something I don't understand and I'm worried means that people don't care about me.

Posted by: Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2013 06:53 am (UTC)
Brig -- Raining as Well by sallymn

I'm not sure about this concept of First World Problems either. If you can't download a book directly to your iPad, then neither can e.g. a teacher in a less well off area or country. And that teacher might only have an iPad, depending on where their funding/equipment comes from.

Not that it isn't irritating for everyone it happens to, of course. You may just be in a better position to complain and have better, if annoying, ways of getting around the problem.

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