[clug] Kindle 3 WiFi

Michael James clug3 at james.st
Wed Mar 2 17:29:20 MST 2011

On Thu, 3 Mar 2011 08:00:43 am David Schoen wrote:

> This definitely isn't quite right. Calibre transfers incompatible file
> types as MOBI, not PDF to the kindle and they mostly seem to come out
> just fine (I normally use LRF or EPUB source documents). PDF would
> probably work as well, but you would lose some useful data from LRF
> and EPUB files.
> Also I've placed regular .txt files directly on the kindle via
> mounting it as a USB drive and the kindle picked up and displayed them
> without issue.
> I have a 3rd generation kindle.

Something that hasn't been said yet
 is that the Kindle is nice reading hardware.

For reading the eink displays are unbeatable.
LCD screens aren't suitable for long reading sessions,
 they exhaust both batteries and eyes quickly
 giving you a "U-Tuber"; not a Reader.

The new "Perl" display in the Kindle3 has better contrast.
Pages turn fast enough, it wakes fast enough.
You take your kindle away for a week without the charger.
While the Amazon ecosystem is frighteningly proprietary,
 it delivers. Want the next volume of that thriller at 1am?
Just click here, ~$10, thanks, you can start reading in 1 minute.

The Kobo, the only other "Reader" I've tried is cheap, unreliable and nasty.
It takes forever to wake, too long to turn a page, has lousy battery life.
And it's proprietary ecosystem is dying and dysfunctional.


Well theme my emoticons "Disgusted".
     WHAT has Linux come to?

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