I don't have a nook or Kindle, so I'm basing my understanding of their fragility on the (literally) hundreds of negative reviews on amazon about the various Kindle models. It seems to me to be a persistent problem regardless of model and release date. If that's overstated, then I am happy to stand corrected. I suppose I am considering a device like that to be similar to a smartphone; I tend to be pretty careful with mine.
Is it overstated? Look at the sampling and total numbers. Not everyone leaves a review (I didn't I think), and people with negative experiences will usually give them.
I have owned three Kindles. None ever had any problem.
No animosity......just that the fetishistic insistence that ebooks are the greatest thing since Genesis and that all who fail to bow before them are Neanderthals gets a little tiresome. Honestly, one of these days, I'll probably get one.
I have not seen that. I have seen people with no experience with them have strong opinions against them. It is tiresome.
It's about simplicity. Books, as objects per se, are simple.
The old ladies at my church have no problem with Kindles.