[ubuntu-uk] OT Kindle

Graham Smith myotistwo at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 08:00:30 UTC 2011


Sean

I shall never, myself, be a great advocate of things like the Kindle... I
> spend all day looking at a screen programming, or in my part time job at
> Morrisons supporting self-scans and working on tills, so when I want to "get
> away and relax" the last thing I want is an electronic screen.
>
> Decent Newspaper and (paper) novel will do me.
>
> Returning to the subject, what is the advantage of a Kindle over something
> like an iPad which - to me at least - appears to be much better able to view
> PDF files and is fairly decent at books too?
>

In spite of my disparaging comments about the Kindle, the big advantage is
the reflected light screen that has the same feel as reading paper.  It is a
far more pleasant experience than reading a computer screen. Before buying
the Kindle I read a few reviews from people who owned both Kindles and
iPads, and the concensus was that you could read a Kindle all day, but that
extended reading with the iPad gave eyestrain and head aches.

Graham
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