>Amazon’s practice of keeping track of what you underline is not only creepy, it’s disgusting. There I was, happily beginning Herman Wouk’s The Winds of War on my iPod Touch’s Kindle reader (all in all a nifty piece of software) when I came upon this:
To hear Rhoda Henry’s daily chatter, her life passed in combat with an incompetent world and a malignant climate. It was only female talk, and not in the least uncommon. But talk, not sex, constitutes most of the intercourse between a man and his wife. Henry detested idle whining. More and more, silence was the response he had come to use. It dampened the noise.
I clicked the underlined portion in horror, and up popped a balloon which read
3 other people highlighted this portion of the book
Popular Highlights can be turned off and on by going to the Info menu in the bottom right corner of the Home screen.
While I’m GRATEFUL, of course, that this feature can be turned off, I still feel like a haberdashery offered me a choice in shorts, dirty or clean. Really, who needs to know that three bozos felt the need to complain about their wives via sticking a digital “how true!” in their Herman Wouk? As the immortal Mrs. Harry Welsch magnificently snapped, “I don’t even know who you are.” And what do they mean, “other people?” I’m not touching that line or any other.