I’ve been on vacation for two weeks and I only managed to put a small dent in my reading list while I was off. Of course, this last vacation was more about entertaining visiting family that it was anything else, but I had still hoped to get in more than half a book.
Vacation means different things to different people but I think for most readers it usually means more time to read more. With physical books, you’d go vacation reading shopping; browse the bookstores and libraries for as many books as you can carry in your arms, or in your luggage. And if you’re like me, you’ve been collecting books for a few months, preparing for vacation time when you can sit down and read them all.
For others, vacation means less about reading and more about how much they can see and experience in as short a time as possible. Which is fine too, but I think that even those people should slot some time for a read here and there. Exercising the body is supremely important, yes; exploring and [ more ]
Recently, I heard from a friend who bought a Kindle Fire a few months ago. At the time, I had asked him to remember me with some feedback about his experience with the device. And that feedback was not good at all. Aside from the fact that his device died soon after receiving it, he comments that the device “usability was stripped to almost nothing for international users, there was poor application functionality, and multiple interface glitches.” It wasn’t the first time I had heard negative feedback from a friend regarding the Kindle Fire. Another friend had much the same to say about it and more. After rooting the Kindle Fire and installing a custom OS, he remarked that the hardware was inferior and that in his opinion the Nook tablet was a far superior device. The former gentleman has set his sights on a Nexus 7 and the latter has settled in with his brand new iPad.
Before the Kindle Fire was announced, it had been labelled ‘a potential iPad killer’ in the media. As I watched the [ more ]