Saturday, November 25, 2017

10 years of Kindle

The Kindle celebrates its 10th year. Amazon's Chris Green says, "We can never be better than paper, but we can be as compelling ... We really didn’t want any bezel or bling or even page-turn buttons — everything we’ve done over 15 generations has been to reduce it to basically a piece of paper.”

Take a look at the different versions of the Kindle through time. I still like reading books on actual paper, but I don't have much physical storage space and have pretty much settled with Kindle, a remarkable device! It was a smooth transition.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I bring my Kindle everywhere (I named it John Ames--the device actually requires you to), and have finished many books, as in Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, on the train and cab rides, or during long waiting times at the grocery cashiers, and so on. My mind drifts everywhere when I don't have a book with me, a sensation that leaves me more tired at the end of the day. I also can't stand or sit still without doing anything. The Kindle helps allay my unease.

This is the way to read more books: get a reading device, bring it everywhere, read intermittently, avoid the internet.

2 comments:

  1. Ooh, I wanna hold an Oasis. I wonder if it's comfortable for southpaws.
    Most of the time, when I want a book it's outdoors and too scary to bring out an electronic gadget or sometimes too bright for the backlight to provide enough contrast. Paper's just too bulky to carry around when you want to carry as light a bag as possible.

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    1. The Kindle may be a solution. It's on sale at Amazon.

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