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Re: Kindle

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Re: Kindle

Post by WebPilot » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:10 am

 Anyone get a Kindle for a Christmas present?
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Re: Kindle

Post by Mark » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:31 am

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Re: Kindle

Post by Mark » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:52 pm

Does Every Publisher Really Need Its Own E-Reader?
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Re: Kindle

Post by Mark » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:13 am

Bringing Color to E-Readers
"I don't think they'll even be called e-readers in the near future."
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Re: Kindle

Post by WebPilot » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:02 am

 One of my friends got a Kindle for her birthday.
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Re: Kindle

Post by WebPilot » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:05 am

  I think I may be able to get her to permit me to play with it.
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Re: Kindle

Post by Mark » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:14 am

Publishing: The Revolutionary Future
"...faces dissolution within a vast cloud in which all the world's books will eventually reside as digital files to be downloaded instantly title by title wherever on earth connectivity exists, and printed and bound on demand at point of sale one copy at a time by the Espresso Book Machine[1] as library-quality paperbacks, or transmitted to electronic reading devices including Kindles, Sony Readers, and their multiuse successors, among them most recently Apple's iPad."
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Re: Kindle

Post by Rossco » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:52 pm

I am writing this on a phone right now. The one that i also have some books on. I had only noticed with mild interest these reading pads bafore although am taking more notice now.
Reading on this phone is great but only 'better' than a book for small reasons.
1. It is small! If it was kindle size, iwouldnt bother as it looks less convinient than a book. I can hold this in one hand and flick 'pages' with my thumb.
2. Its own backlight. You will notice bad lignting or angle as soon as you pick up a book.

These readers dont have either small size or (idealy) backlight?

I have been pleasently surprised at finding an 'oldschool' use for newfangled gadgets.
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Re: Kindle

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Re: Kindle

Post by WebPilot » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:04 pm

 I'm really torn when it comes to which I prefer. There are times when I like electronic format (pdf and djvu), but there are still times when I like to 'curl up' with a good book.
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Re: Kindle

Post by Mark » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:29 pm

"It is possible that the public will not fall on the iPad, as I did, like lions on an antelope. Perhaps they will find the apps and the iBooks too expensive. Maybe they will wait for more fully featured later models. But for me, my iPad is like a gun lobbyist's rifle: the only way you will take it from me is to prise it from my cold, dead hands. One melancholy thought occurs as my fingers glide and flow over the surface of this astonishing object: Douglas Adams is not alive to see the closest thing to his Hitchhiker's Guide that humankind has yet devised."
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Re: Kindle

Post by WebPilot » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:03 pm

 I read where the Internet Archive organization has decided to use .djvu format and not .pdf for their archiving purposes. Csn Kindle handle these files?
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Re: Kindle

Post by Mark » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:46 am

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Re: Kindle

Post by WebPilot » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:08 pm

... there's a new and improved Kindle, now available.
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