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Old 12-07-2012, 01:25 PM
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This seems crazy.

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:57 PM
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Actually it's kinda cool. Kids go through media like wildfire.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:32 PM
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I could see a service for ages 8-12, but ages 3-5?????

Are you going to tell me about all those who start reading before they are 5?
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I read at around 3, not all kids do. It depends on the child. For some families it would be great.
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I could see a service for ages 8-12, but ages 3-5?????

Are you going to tell me about all those who start reading before they are 5?
I was reading before kindergarten, from what they tell me....and I read Shogun as a freshman in high school at the age of 14. (My English teacher was floored!)
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I'm with JK on this one. This is clearly a ploy to lock in kids to a platform as early as possible, certainly doesn't hurt to have all the parent's history too.

Seems the trend used to be to charge a lot for content with no hooks, and now it's going towards supply content in a way that's enticingly inexpensive, but delivered in a manner so the supplier knows everything about usage.

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I read both Dune books @13 in a few days for each,...I believe this subscription could be great.
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As long as the parental controls are legit, I don't see a problem with it.
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The price isn't bad if the content is good, both our boys went thru a hell of a lot of music & media at that age. After they grew out of it we gifted to my younger cousin for his kids. Price out a few CDs, DVDs & books per month and you do the math ... Although I would not get a kindle, lol.
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Cheaper than a baby sitter.

I don't have kids but I've spent a good deal of time running down media for my youngest siblings.
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I'm with JK on this one. This is clearly a ploy to lock in kids to a platform as early as possible, certainly doesn't hurt to have all the parent's history too.

Seems the trend used to be to charge a lot for content with no hooks, and now it's going towards supply content in a way that's enticingly inexpensive, but delivered in a manner so the supplier knows everything about usage.

(thumbs up for Shogun)
Of course it's marketing--but that's the commercial world.

And have you seem little children--and others--with tablets? They go crazy with them and the content. I can see parents happy to pay a few dollars a month (1-2 coffee drinks at a cafe) on this.
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On a related note:

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...Collection.php

One would assume Amazon would have their stuff together, but I've certainly seen some glitches in their infrastructure.
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