Have you ever prepared for a trip and struggled when deciding which books to take with you? Do you have books that are too big to pack in the car or worry about lugging around? Do you get miles into the trip and wish you brought one of your other books instead?
I’m a software programmer and most of my books are at least 1,000 pages and weigh a couple of pounds. Seriously, these books are huge. Oftentimes, I have found myself in the car a few hours into a trip or even at my destination, and really wished that I had another book that was left home. Well, I finally found a solution.
Introducing the Kindle 2
Amazon’s Kindle 2 is a wonderful product. It is an electronic wireless reading device. With it, you can potentially carry about 1,500 books around with you at a time. All those books on the new Kindle 2 would only weigh about 10 ounces! I read my Kindle in one hand and don’t have to worry about flipping pages, or maneuvering the book to see the words in the shadowed cleft where the pages attach to the spine. When I prepare to leave the house, I don’t have to debate with myself over which book deserves to be toted around with me; I just grab my Kindle. There are other benefits of the Kindle that are more than just convenient alternatives to physical books.
Who is it for?
The Kindle 2 is ideal for any reading enthusiast. If you love books, but are not attached to the physical attributes of them, you will undoubtedly want a Kindle 2. I do have some specific recommendations for types of people that will most likely desire a Kindle the most.
- bookworms that gobble up text like it’s candy (e.g. Aunt Mildred, Cousin Albert, that know-it-all kid next door; a.k.a. Lisa Simpson)
- history, or reference, buffs that want that information at their fingertips (e.g. Professor Zimmer, spelling bee champions, Civil War reenactors, etc.)
- technical devotees looking for a great way to consolidate all their manuals and guides (e.g. software developers, network analysts, electronic repairmen, etc.)
- professionals with a need to constantly look-up codes or hard facts (e.g. building contractors, attorneys, engineers, etc.)
- many more
This is a great gift for graduates heading off to college, people with low mobility, those with diminished eyesight, and friends or family with one hobby; reading.