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The Kindle Experience
I’ve just read my first book on my brand new Kindle from Amazon and it is a really cool piece of kit! The size is just about perfect for me, it fits nicely in my bag and it is small enough to use in bed at night. The screen is really awesome, it is just like reading on real paper. The 3G connection, amazon call it Whispernet, works great and books appear on the Kindle in a jiffy, both when ordering them on amazon.com or directly from the kindle. I charged it when it arrived a couple of days ago and I still cant see if the batterycharge has dropped any…
I like it!
The storm had now definitely abated, and what thunder there was now grumbled over more distant hills, like a man saying “And another thing…” twenty minutes after admitting he’s lost the argument.
– Douglas Adams
This is the first quote, in Eoin Colfers sixth book, in the increasingly inaccurate numbered trilogy, about Arthur Dents search for a decent cup of tea, in a universe that rarely makes much sense.
We have travelled through space and time, my friends, to rock this house again
– Tenacious D
That is the second quote. I wast a bit apprehensive before opening the book. Thats gone now, I can’t wait to see what Mr. Colfer has in store for Arthur, Ford, Trillian, Zaphod, Random and me!
Kindle for the rest of us!
Amazons kindle has been released with global 3G radio-bits. In other words, whispernet and instant access to 350.000 books, daily newspapers and magazines in more than 100 countries!
At home I have a brick wall in my livingroom.
I covered it with wall paper with pictures of bricks on it, just so I could be the only one that knew.
I tell visitors to touch it, it feels real.
Sci-fi and pen and paper…
Went to see Star Trek tonight with a very good friend. Besides from the movie beeing great and talking about that, we talked about books, sci-fi books, wich we both have a weeknes for.
Hammilton, Herbert, Elizabeth Moon or Kevin J. Anderson… uhm I like it!
Peter, my friend with whom I was watching Star Trek, told me that he had just read Starship Troopers. Well, I’ve updated mu wishlist (again). I need that book. Buy me gifts!
Really exciting news!
And another thing…
I’m not really sure about my feelings about this, from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7619828.stm :
New Hitchhiker’s author announced
Children’s author Eoin Colfer has been commissioned to write a sixth instalment of the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy series.
Maybe that universe just shouldn’t be tampered with by anyone but Douglas Adams…. Or maybe it will be a brillant followup that will enchant all of us for years to come?