Salvation Gets High Tech At UK Hotel, With Kindles In Lieu Of Bibles
The Kindles come loaded with copies of The Bible, and guests are also permitted to download any other religious text to the device as long as its value doesn't exceed $7.50.
If religion isn't your thing, you can download other eBooks—but non-religious texts must be paid for. If the scheme works out, the hotelier plans to extend it to the rest of its 44 hotels around the world.
Is this going to put the Gideons out of business? Will the device be secured? Which model will it be? So many questions.
I'm not a huge fan of this idea, as the Kindle isn't really conducive to flipping pages. What if I'm in the mood to read a certain passage in Ecclesiastes? I just have to sit there and tap on the "next page" button until I find it? Seems like a lot of work.
What do you think? Clever, or not so much?
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