Thursday, October 08, 2009

Kindl(e)y adjust...

Coming up very soon (Oct 19th) is an ideal Diwali gift for those bibliophiles…The Amazon Kindle. You may love it or hate it, but two things afai can see. One, digital reading is the future of books (Kindle or no Kindle). Second, in terms of convenience, it beats everything else hollow. You cannot lug your library (1500 books capacity) with you in any other way.

Now if that isnt something what is? And at 300 odd USD - that’s about 15k - which is what you would spend on books in a good 2 years (lesser for avid readers).

Now the downsides - The equipment price and book prices at dollar rates may seem costly for now. You also cannot share books that easily - unless you lend the whole damn machine - which come to think of it might be an upside in itself - no more lost books!

This is interesting…

Well, for choice the Sony reader is available too. The iphone and the android phones have their own readers (and google books too). And perhaps the much rumoured Apple tablet too, but all in all Kindle has fired the first salvo in India... May the book lovers win...

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