Nevertheless, the technology addiction cannot be ignored as a competitor to reading. Indeed, some prognosticators may be right in citing the eventual rise of the tablet as a device of choice for everything under the techie sun, including reading.
I'm no Luddite, and yet I draw the line when it comes to reading e-books.
I like holding a comic in my hands, I like the smell. I like having a huge box of them to browse through. I like having a huge bookshelf of comics that people can browse and open and inspect. I like to lend people books.
If the Internet seemed slow last Sunday, it might have been because around the world, literally millions of new e-reader owners spent a fair part of the day downloading e-books.
What will our sensory memories be of books in the digital era? As I sniff my Kindle, I only get a sense of something blocking air, a plastic odor -- like a straw that you've been biting on.
The Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet are amazing gadgets, not to mention their e-ink black and white cousins and the various other tablets and the iPad. But now that they're out of the box, what to do with them?
The most compelling reason for a Kindle word processor is that it gives more to the user. It makes a better product, and that in the end is the only thing that really matters.
Handwriting is in decline. But writing is on the increase. Paradoxical isn't it? Think about it. How often do you pick up a pen these days? I bet it'...
A widely circulated story in Sunday's New York Times questioned whether or not Amazon's Kindle Fire would become, as the article's URL had it, "the Ed...
My husband gave me a Kindle for my birthday. At first I protested. As a writer, avid reader, and patron of indie bookstores with cats curled on floral armchairs, what did I want with this devilish contraption?
I'm not sure what the problem is. Could Amazon release a glorious $399 Kindle Fire Plus, with more storage space, external volume control and a faster processor? Of course. But is that what the market seeks?
You'll want to consider each person's likes, dislikes, and weaknesses (kitten calendars anyone?). Once you have your strategy together, consider the gift suggestions below to avoid wrapping any grenade gifts this year.
Love it or hate it, this is an exciting time in the publishing world. Technological advances have made the long, arduous process of publishing a book cheap, easy and fast--giving voice to millions of new authors and providing readers with a richer, more interesting selection of books.
Even today with the proliferation of mobile technology, classrooms across the US run the full spectrum when it comes to technology.
A week in and, while not quite in LOVE, I am deeply in LIKE with my Kindle Fire. Here is a quick review.
I once slept with a man because he gave me a copy of Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Before you judge me, read the book. It's lyrical and seductive and changes the way you think about reality, about life.
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