I buy a lot of books and love the "bookness" of books. I like the way they feel, the way the paper smells––I am, let's face it, a book addict. At the retinologists on Friday, however, we spoke with a woman who has a Kindle 1, and she spoke highly of it. This was the first time I've seen one "in action," so to speak––and yes, it was before my eyes were dilated,* after which I saw nothing very well.
I was impressed by the Kindle, particularly by the clarity of the screen and, for reasons that may be obvious, by the fact that the reader could easily enlarge the type size. I doubt very much that most of the books I buy will be readily available on Kindle anytime soon––if ever!––but it seemed like an attractive, and relatively inexpensive, option for buying more commercially accessible texts.
Does anyone out there have any experiece with the Kindle (1 or 2)?
* I originally spelled this "dialated." Great. Now I spell like George Bush speaks!