Got my Kindle Paperwhite yesterday. This is better then a book. Why? Because I can read it any position, that’s why. I do most reading at night, in bed. I can sit up, or lie on my side, or not wear my glasses, or lie on my front and I can still read it. The Kindle Keyboard needed the external light and that got in the way – the Paperwhite does not have that. It is excellent.

The one annoyance is that there is a “We suggest” line of books on the Home screen where Amazon push their wares. Not good. I hate ads. So I had to use Parental Controls to switch off the store. No biggie – I use Calibre to manage what goes into the Kindle and it’ll never access the store anyway. (and yes, my Kindle purchases are de-drm’d and backed up).

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