Brave New World

I’ve been holding back on getting a Kindle for the last year or so. I wasn’t sure the technology was there yet and I was afraid to be disappointed. But last week I decided to stop procrastinating and dove right in. I am now the proud owner of a brand new Kindle!

 

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So far I’ve only read one book on the Kindle and I must say I am pleasantly surprised. It has the main disadvantage I expected: missing the feeling of holding a book in your hands and flipping the pages. But the reading experience is better than I expected. It’s slim and light, yet sturdy enough to hold (especially with the cover). And the “virtual ink” technology is truly amazing, much better than reading off an LCD screen. Not to mention the fact that if you think about a book, you can have it in your hands two minutes later.

In short, first impression is that this is going to be a winner for me.

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3 thoughts on “Brave New World

  1. Eli, I bought the Kindle and registered it in the US. When I arrived back, it worked here as well, but there’s an extra fee for downloading wirelessly outside the US ($1.99/book I think). So I download to the computer and transfer it via the USB cable to the Kindle. Works just fine.

  2. quick question, how does the kindle work in israel? over wi fi? I’m making aliyah this summer, and was thinking of treating myself to a kindle (I hate steimatzkys high proces and poor selection) but i heard that amazon does not sell the kindle in israel, and you cannot get books there.
    is this true?

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