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A kindle library is a difficult thing to manage

I’ve been using the Kindle for perhaps six years now, and in that time I’ve accumulated a library of about 500 books. Nowadays I don’t purchase most of the books I read on the device; I check them out from the library. But I do still buy books for four reasons: i) the book is […]

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The Kindle Paperwhite is okay, but certainly not ideal

Well, I’ve been using this thing for two weeks now, I think. And it’s pretty good. Gets the most points for the navigation. It’s fairly easy to go back and forth. When you tap a footnote, it doesn’t zoom you over to some other section of the book–the footnote just opens up on top of […]

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I hate hate hate hate hate hate the way the Kindle tells you how far you are in the book

I’m reading Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (on a sidenote, I bet that last name really hurts his citation count. Misspellings alone must cost him big time). And it’s pretty excellent. I read it once before, when I found it in my dad’s study. But I was like twelve, so all that I […]

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Tori Spellings’ memoir bricked by Kobo Glo

And I have NO regrets. Fine use of a day. Even if it did brick my Kobo Glo. What a piece of crap. In my search for the perfect eReader, I’ve owned a huge number of them: a Kindle DX, a Kindle 4, a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight, a Sony PRS-500, and, most recently, […]

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Problems In My Life That Have Recently Been Fixed By Scotch Tape

1. My Credit Card’s Faulty Magnetic Strip For at least the last twelve months, my credit card has been getting refused at gas stations, grocery stories, drug stores (including every CVS, for some reason), and anywhere else that requires you to swipe yourself through. Sometimes a friendly cashier would go through the rigamarole of swiping […]

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