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Ebook sources

Started by Prazzie. Last reply by Strega Oct 22, 2012. 7 Replies

A Google search for "free ebooks" will result in an overwhelming number of results.  Several webpages have lists of thousands of sites offering free ebooks (…Continue

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The Kindle, America's Decline

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by L. S. Jackson Oct 11, 2012. 2 Replies

The New Republic: The Kindle, America's Declineby Mark Muro - NPRFebruary 26, 2010While Amazon.com's Kindle has dominated the ebook market, much of the manufacturing and innovation behind its…Continue

Confessions of a Tech Apostate

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Prazzie May 13, 2010. 1 Reply

Confessions of a Tech ApostatePresident Obama says devices like Apple's iPad are rotting our brains. He's right. By Daniel Lyons | Newsweek Web ExclusiveMay 12, 2010 President Obama has been taking…Continue

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Comment by Sydni Moser on May 1, 2010 at 9:36am
I WANT one.... Will I get it for Mother's Day??? NOT likely, my daughter is broke. So if I really want it, I'll have to open my own wallet. sigh....
Comment by Morgan Matthew on May 1, 2010 at 9:31am
Very cool! Thanks for keeping us in the loop Prazzie :]
Comment by Prazzie on May 1, 2010 at 7:32am
Kindle Firmware update 2.5 coming in late May. The update includes the ability to organise your books into collections, PDF pan and zoom, password protection, more fonts & improved clarity, Facebook & Twitter posts and Popular Highlights, where you can see what other people highlighted in the book you're reading.

The update has already been sent out wirelessly to some Kindles (so jealous!), but will be available for download in late May.
Comment by Sydni Moser on April 5, 2010 at 2:52pm
Terrific Stop-Motion Amazon Kindle Commercial 2

Second in the series of stop-motion TV commercials for Amazon Kindle created by photographers Angela Kohler and Ithyle Griffiths, starring actress Annie Little and model Ryan Curry. Original song "Stole Your Heart" written and performed by Marcus Ashley and Annie Little.

Check out the Kindle at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0015T963C/r...
Comment by Cara Coleen on April 3, 2010 at 12:19pm
ooh ooh! OOOH! I have a Kindle, too!
Comment by Prazzie on March 31, 2010 at 10:26pm
"...if she ever has time to read again..."

Hence the Audible account and text-to-speech function. I'm on the road for at least two hours per day. My biggest wish was to be able to read and drive. Now I can, either by listening to an audiobook or asking the kind robot man inside the Kindle to read to me. I feel so much more productive!

The other day I took my mother shopping. She had some issues with her store card and I waited at the cash register while she sorted it out at Customer Service. I whipped out my Kindle and was immediately absored in my book. It took them a good 15 minutes to sort out the card. Without my Kindle, I would have started chewing on the side of the counter out of sheer boredom. You'd be surprised at how often you can find time to read if you have hundreds of books with you at all times.
Comment by Reggie on March 31, 2010 at 10:03pm
Damn. Well, the wife will probably get one if she ever has time to read again and then it will enchant me.
Comment by Prazzie on March 31, 2010 at 9:05pm
I'm only trying to help, I promise :)

I have far too many ebooks on my pc and I didn't enjoy reading on a monitor for extended periods of time. The easy on the eyes e-ink screen coupled with the mobility of an ereader was a huge attraction for me. I read much more now, since I can read anywhere. I even look forward to long queues and traffic jams.

The only person I've shown my Kindle to who didn't want one immediately was my gran. She doesn't even own a computer, so I think it's her fear of buttons holding her back.
Comment by Reggie on March 31, 2010 at 8:56pm
Prazzie, you are an evil temptress! ;-)
Comment by Prazzie on March 31, 2010 at 8:54pm
The secret is to skin them. Nothing with a fluffy pink bunny on it can be evil.
 

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