In a recent post I asked for advice/reviews of Amazon's Kindle 2. Most of the responses were positive. Some readers suggested I look at Apple's iPad.
So, I did.
My conclusion: very nifty machine. . .but WAY more machine than I need. I just want a easy-to-use, inexpensive way to read my books while traveling during the summer. Since I have a laptop for web browsing, the iPad's internet capabilities would go unused most of the time. I don't collect pictures or videos nor would I use the thing to store financial/personal info. My sense of the iPad is that for me buying one would be comparable to a little old lady buying a Porsche to make her weekly trip to Bingo at St. Bubba's.
So, what's the decision on the Kindle 2? Probably gonna pass. First, on the advice of my sagacious readers, I looked at the WISH LIST and discovered that none of the books I should be reading during the summer have been Kindled (is that a new verb?!). Second, my Fun Books (sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries) end up in the common reading room of the priory. I couldn't share them if they were on a Kindle. Third, I could buy a lot of philosophy books for $260.
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