Thursday, November 26, 2009

Now on your Kindle!

Do you have a kindle? I have yet to get one but have heard glowing reviews from everyone who has one (it was even talked about on the skirted round table!). The benefits of space & environmental savings are obvious. Well, now blogs are available for subscription on the kindle and I've uploaded ArchitectDesign! It appears on the kindle similarly to reading a blog online: see last Saturday's post above.
The only complaints I've heard are that the kindle is still in b&w and most blogs (that I follow, including this one) are visual; color is important! Also, the larger sized device is both pricey and a little clunky. I'm still not sold completely on reading books on an electronic screen like this, I'm old school and LOVE books! I would love to hear what you think of it. Check out my blog on your kindle if you have one and let me know what you think!

13 comments:

Tom Perkins said...

I, too, was conflicted about the Kindle, but purchased it last month. I use it for current fiction I want to read, but do not wish to keep for my library. As I tend to read several books at the same time it is nice to have them in one place, easy to cary and you always have something to read. I will stay with your blog on the computer as the color pictures are such an important part of the blog.

Susan said...

Oh, these are just so wrong!
You can't replace books.
Books are not simply a compilation of facts or information to be scanned through and filed on a gadget.
You spend time with a book, touching each page, studying the artwork of the jacket. Each one represents a piece of yourself and the time you spent with it.
THe memories of that time and place in your life spring instantly to mind every time your eyes light upon its spine on the bookshelf.
A collection of books stands to mark ones stages of life, unlike a list of file names on a gadget in a drawer.
Okay, that's all I have to say about that ;>)

VictoriaArt said...

Do not have Kindle. I am not sure that I really need it. I am so traditionally bound to books and magazines, but as a tool for learning I can certainly see it's usefulness. For the kids in school and study. I am a tactile person and the touch and smell is important to me. I will stick to the classic versions...

Happy Thanksgiving!
V.

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-I haven't been tempted so far because of the black and white issue. My favorite reading is books and magazines on interior design so the lack of color would not be good. But I think it's great for someone who travels. (Not me-I hate to travel!) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Greet said...

Oh my goodness! I am not familiar with all those gadgets! I try to figure out more about the kindle.

Greet

Karena said...

I would love to have a Kindle, like you Stefan, I really love the joy of reading a good book right before sleep or on a rainy day when I have an hour of luxury. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Visual Vamp said...

No likey Kindle.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving darling.
xo xo

Grant K. Gibson said...

There is something about holding a book that is wonderful. But I agree with you and he color being important. I am sure that they are already working on that! Maybe when that comes out I will take the jump!

David said...

Brett bought one when they first came out. Like Tom Perkins, he reads current fiction on it. If he reads something that he wants to have a permanent copy of he buys the hardback.

I love not having the house littered with books. The Kindle doesn't replace books you love, art books, new favorites. They're really good for traveling. I think Brett took 4 books when we went to Paris, but all he had to carry was his Kindle.

home before dark said...

Susan (comments above) said it well and with passion. I am a book lover. Having books in my home is not "litter." I did a great deal of desktop publishing on a 9" Macintosh. My eyesight went from 20/20 to not that great up close. This would be a nightmare for me. Happy holidays.

Cote de Texas said...

i luff mine. you have to get the big one though - it's NOT clunky - it's fabulous and i put my blog on it too. i wonder if any one subscribed? seriously doubt it - i think you have to pay for it? they are the best. actually i bought mine and was so excited to download the new kennedy book, but it's still not on kindle!!! the haslam book is though.

Kwana said...

I love my Sony, not as cool as the kindle with the blog reading though, but still a love. I still read regular books too, but now I am never without a book or 20!

(IN)DECOROUS TASTE said...

I hadn't even thought about it for blogs... it's still alluring for book reading though. While I agree that there's something different, and more substantial, about the experience of reading a book, I don't necessarily love having a zillion paperbacks floating around. Leather bound, old books are always welcome on my shelves, but there's a limit to the number of junky paperbacks in every color under the sun that I can take. This could be a critical design decision, haha. Let us know if you do get one, and what you think of it!!