I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
I've been volunteering with DPF (http://www.pgdp.net) for years, making books available for download from Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org). I don't often read the books I work on, because it is so hard to read a book on a computer monitor. The kindle is supposed to be more like a piece of paper, and less like a monitor. I'd love to have one, but for $400?.... I'll wait till they come down a little!
I dunno. I LOVE my ipod and love getting rid of paper, but it just doesn't seem the same to curl up with a cup of coffee, by the fire, with a good...digital reader...
My Kindle-lust was kindled with the first time I saw one at Amazon. I'd LOVE to have my library with me at all times.I must repent of my coveting now.
My concern about e-readers is eye fatigue. I know the Kindle is supposed to have a different kind of screen, but I'd have to hold one in my hand and really try it out with my own eyes before I'd shell out the cash.Plus I love the tactile feel of paper.
See, that's my dilemma. The bathtub. And the price. And the whole BOOK-experience.Being able to get any book immediately IN RUSSIA has a big draw, though...I don't know anyone who actually HAS one, so I can neither borrow nor inquire.
I've been wondering this same thing! Dh and I agree we would both like to try it out. Dh used to work at Amazon but I doubt he could pull the whole "former employee" thing to swing one.At the rate at which they are selling them (did you see they were actually sold out for over a week?) we should eventually know someone who has one and would let us try it out for a spell.Very fun concept!Duckabush Blog
I think it depends on your circumstance. Technology will forever loom ahead with new and exciting things. But sometimes newer isn't better. But for gpa- it will be helpful. For people who need bigger font, it is a gift. For me? I love the smell of old books.
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