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M. Lee Taft
Worked at North Carolina Court of Appeals, Judge Rick Elmore
Attends Campbell Law
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I think it's a great song, but I don't even think it's Willie's best -- Crazy.
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Thanks for checking out my site and taking the time to share your thoughts. Actually I would hate to have to choose between the two.Angel Too Close To The Ground " ain't bad either.
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I love technology . . . except when I don't.

In the rare down time between semesters, I have found myself with the opportunity to read for pleasure. At my wife's suggestion, I read a book on her Kindle. It wasn't my first reading experience on the Kindle—in fact, I have used the Kindle a lot. I love the Kindle, and just about everything about the experience of reading on it. Reading the book was great, even with booklight at night.

When I moved on to the second book, I used an actual book I checked out to the library. And honestly, I find the process of using an actual book to be a bit clunky in comparison to the Kindle. I love the limited movement/noise of only having to click a thumb to turn a page (especially when I'm reading in bed and Em is asleep and I'm trying to stay quiet—I can't help it, I'm a noisy page turner). The book is significantly bigger, it's heavier, and it's just more cumbersome all around.

But the problem is this. Now that Em and I have both read the book that she bought on her Kindle, we're stuck with it. That's my biggest problem with the e-book technology—they have worried so much about protecting the technology, they have made it too hard to do the most important thing that people love to do with a good book -- pass it on. I love buying and selling used books on Half.com and eBay, but I can't do that with the Kindle books. There is no secondary market. And that's going to be the biggest letdown about this technology when "the next big thing" in reading comes along -- there will be no way for this window of time to be captured.

Right now, if I were to stumble upon an old box of books somewhere, it'd be awesome. Even if I didn't know any of the authors or titles, I could try one out, or look them up, try to sell them, etc. Ten years from now, what is anyone going to do if they find an old Kindle?

I love having the Kindle technology. I just hate being stuck with the Kindle books when I'm done.
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Daylight Savings has made this feel like the longest day ever.
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Ok Amazon, I am very impressed. The Amazon Kindle Owners' Lending Library is legitimately awesome.
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This is the stuff of nightmares. Absolutely frightening events in Ohio right now.
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Awesome cut of The Office remade about a sadistic serial killer, Toby.
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It's not Bebo's song. It's by a guy named John Gorka.
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Amusing, and a little sad all at the same time.
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If the rest of Jason Mraz's new album lives up to this new song, it is going to be simply amazing. I love this song already. Simply great.
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This might be the creepiest thing I have ever seen.
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I am looking for 1 lawn ticket for the Avett Brothers show in Greensboro this weekend. If anyone has an extra, or comes across one, please let me know.
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I've yet to go to a show. I really need to. I think part of me still thinks I'm in Ohio and NC is further away than it is.
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  • Campbell Law
    Juris Doctor Candidate, present
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Journalism and Mass Communications, 1995 - 1999
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  • North Carolina Court of Appeals, Judge Rick Elmore
    Summer Extern, 2010 - 2010
  • Motricity
    Service Delivery Manager, 2005 - 2009
  • University of North Carolina
    Accounting Technician II, 2001 - 2005
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