Why iPad owners need a Kindle, too
Posted 19 May 2010 - 01:27 AM
1: They can be bought outside of the USA.
2. Active screen means I can read in bed without the lights keeping my wife awake.
3. I can listen to 10 hrs of music while reading.
4. If I need to browse the internet while reading I can use my iPhone to either browse or pick up the book where I left off on the iPad.
5. Browsing the net on a kindle sux.
6. Playing games on a Kindle sux.
7: Kindle has no wifi - even if availbale her ein NZ, the cell connection would be too costly.
8: iPad is bigger than Kindle, I can place it on my excercycle and still read clearly with the text enlarged.
9: iPhone cna be given to the kids to play games while I use the iPad.
10: Use a case to cover the iPad, and it looks just like a black book.
11:Multiple readers available on iPhone and iPad, not just kindle - again good here in NZ, because the Asia Pacific Kindle store is fairly lame.
12: Audio books on the iPad and iPhone are much higher quality than having THEM-READ-TO-YOU-BY-A-COMPUTERIZED-VOICE.
13: If Amazon goes bust, I'll still be able to browse the web on my iPad. Kindle will be NZ$800 of plastic junk.
Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:57 AM
Or maybe they just have WAY TOO MUCH TIME!
I'll just stick with my paperbacks since it's more convenient and less costly!
I barely have time to read books due to WORK!
Try audiobooks and get out to exercise!
You should work on the physical aspect of your body too, not just your mind!
Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:52 AM
1. Skin cancer
2. Skin cancer
3. Skin Cancer
4. You need to read a more boring book = zzz
5. I have never read for 12 straight hours, ever (away from power? you need real books)
6. You are correct; this is not a strong argument
7. Even when I'm reading the Economist, I want color
8. Less reading, more exercise
9. Repeat after me: get a job and buy your own
10. You're making my argument for me (K-k-kindle = boring)
11. You pick: iPhone OS 4.0 -or- when I read, I read
12. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that there's an app for that (did I mention apps... Kindle = boring)
13. Nope, I can't think of any other reason to have mobile broadband. Nope, none at all. Curse you, you made me resort to sarcasm.
Like this stuff, I have a real laugh...
Posted 19 May 2010 - 12:16 PM
What a bizarre statement. "Executives" read. The proletariat watch TV.
It is an odd sort of statement. I wonder if what the writer was trying to indicate is that if a well-behaved exec has the device for business purposes they are much more likely to have need of written material than video content.
Posted 20 October 2010 - 07:29 AM
Tho i think in the future i think owning both will be pretty common as paper books become more obsolete.
how long you think til color+touchscreen e-ink devices? That woudl prob end the debate right there.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:16 AM
Even if it's tempting to compare, we are not speaking at all about the same kind of tool.
Let take an exemple. Knifes.
A Knife could be used for several purpose, still , we got several knifes in our Kitchen.
I got a kindle to read anywhere without stress (on beach for exemple).
It's a cheap device I can afford to loose or break as it got no sensitive data.
On it I read Amazon books , but also free ebooks from different sources like from Jungle-search.com + newspapers and magazines from http://Webtoread.com.
I use it manly home for easy browsing, gaming for the kids and Video play.
I take it with me when I go away for few days, to avoid taking the laptop with me. This is a great tool for browsing not really usefull for work
I got also a laptop & desktop - I believe that there is no debate here about why both -
+ on top of this I also have books.
Time to time I prefer real paper...
For me technology is not a question of discriminant choice. We can use them all because each of them bring a little something different that is adapted to our need.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:08 PM
Do you even know how nice it is to not have to worry about having to charge something every single day or about whether it'll last until you get home? And certainly, while on a long plane ride (perhaps a 14 hour ride to the Philippines) you would want the security of knowing that the battery will last. Whether you read for hours in a row or not.