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Old 11-20-2010, 03:05 PM   #29
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Books do not have a planned obsolescence
For all those uses, it sounds like yours do
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:59 PM   #30
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I didnt ask for all the reasons books rock, they do.

I have had my Kindle a couple weeks now. IT ROCKS!
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:25 AM   #31
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Love the Amazon Kindle bookstore - particularly the ability to load and read your purchased book on multiple devices. I read 'go to sleep' books on my iPod Touch - it's a one-hander and and doesn't bother my wife. We use the Kindle for more involved reading, especially in daylight, and I can use my laptop if I want. The iPad might have replaced my MacBook Pro for travels, except for my financial and marine navigation programs.
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We also like the Amazon Kindle store. We also download to multiple devices. Very easy to use. The Kindle works best outdoors during daylight. Love all my Macs though.
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we have a Barnes and Noble Nook. Love it . We were able to get rid of all of weight in airstream. The only difference I can see is that when the battery goes on Kindle , you have to send it to Amazon for replacement. There is a replacement battery you can put in yourself with the Nook. Also the Nook has come out with a new all color one for your magazine , etc.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:17 AM   #34
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I've been using Audible.com for years. The audio plays on my GPS. Very nice while traveling. For ebooks I download LIT files and can read them on my computer. I have no dedicated ebook reader.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:28 AM   #35
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We're pretty much neophytes on this subject .... and are glad to have come across this thread.

Although we are reasonably computer literate, till recently we never considered anything except good, but now old-fashioned, paper ..... for an extended read.

My wife is a voracious reader in the car when we're travelling - next year is Alaska - so there will be lots of reading time - and we're wondering about a "reader" - no one seems to have directly addressed the question of reading in a car or truck.

Our questions are: are these readers comfortable to use when driving? - on bright days? is an extended "read" easy on the eyes? can you download new book purchases over the internet? - directly? - through the computer?

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When driving? YIKES!

I hope you mean while in the passenger seat on the road.....

In any case; the Kindle is VERY good in the sun. It does not use a traditional screen. The screen has a look very much like paper and is very good in the sun. Glare is not an issue any more than if you were using paper. The screen is very easy on the eyes, in fact, I often forget it is not a book. Additionally, on the Kindle you can adjust font size.

Delivery of books depends on the model you purchase. I think all Kindles employ wifi now. I paid the extra for 3G so I can both buy and receive deliveries direct to the device anywhere there is a signal. I have had my Kindle a couple months now and could not be happier.
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Wife has had a Kindle for several years now and loves it . Thought when she got an ipad that she would use that but still likes the Kindle.
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I've had my Kindle for a couple of years now and love it too. Especially that you can download for free the first chapters of a book to see if you like it or not.
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I hope you mean while in the passenger seat on the road.....
Yes - guess I mighta been a little clearer .....

Thanks - looks like your advice - and others - point fairly clearly towards the Kindle.

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I paid the extra for 3G so I can both buy and receive deliveries direct to the device anywhere there is a signal. I have had my Kindle a couple months now and could not be happier.
Rodney,

Having used the Kindle for a while are you glad you spent the extra $$ for the 3G function?

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Rodney,

Having used the Kindle for a while are you glad you spent the extra $$ for the 3G function?

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Thats a good question. I haven't been away from home wifi enough yet to tell if it will pay off. I also don't know whose network they are on, so I do not have a feel for how good coverage is. My thinking is that it should make getting books on the road easier.
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Pirate Free E-Book Downloads

Regarding free e-book downloads, many of them are complete copyright infringements, totally pirated books offered free on the internet, including all of the technical books I have authored.

You cannot imagine how an author feels to work for two years on a book, only to have a bunch of websites pirate it and offer it for free.

Despite the temptation to download an e-book to an iPad, Kindle or Sony for free, it pays to remember that authors and publishers ARE damaged by this. What is the incentive to write or publish when all that work is stolen and transmitted to non-paying readers?
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