Do You Kindle?
post # 522 — April 7, 2008 — a General post
A couple of weeks ago I received my Kindle from Amazon – an electronic book.
I love it already.
I love the fact that if I want a book, I can have it within less than a minute or two, downloaded wirelessly. No longer do I have to wait for overnight delivery.
If I’m doing some research, I can download four or five books that seem to be relevant, quickly skim them (the machine is GREAT for skimming) and then only order (if at all) the hardback or paperback that I want to have on my shelf. (My shelves are already saying Thank You)
I can set the type size to what I find easiest, rather than what the book publisher chose.
I can get on a plane or be stuck in a hotel room with a wide variety of reading matter, ready (like my iPod) to switch to something else according to mood. No more last-minute scurrying to wonder what I’m going to pack for the trip, and no more buying trash at the airport bookstall because that’s all they have.
I have subscribed to the Kindle version of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, so I have my own copy, even if the hotel I’m stuck in on the road either doesn’t stock them or has run out.