Thoughts on Kindle

Kindle Paperwhite

Strong-hinted the girlfriend into buying me a Kindle paperwhite for the birthday*. Here’s a few early thoughts:

  • Good:
    1. Can read without distractions from notifications, twitter, mail, news, the Internet!
    2. Fits in jacket inside pocket
    3. Lighter than paperback so doesn’t weigh jacket/bag down
    4. Can read at night without disturbingĀ girlfriend or dog
    5. Can read anywhere in day without trouble
    6. Most books are released on Kindle at same time as hardcover (which I hate), so don’t have to wait an year for paperback editions
  • Bad:
    1. WiFi is flaky
    2. Can’t flip around the book – forward and back – quickly
    3. Miss the paperback touch & feel :(
    4. Can’t quickly see how much of book is remaining

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