Monday, March 5, 2012

Dousing The Kindle Fire

Why the old-fashioned dedicated e-reader like my trusty Kindle 2 is a better reader's tool (and why I canceled my Kindle Fire order just in time):

People who read e-books on tablets like the iPad are realizing that while a book in print or on a black-and-white Kindle is straightforward and immersive, a tablet offers a menu of distractions that can fragment the reading experience, or stop it in its tracks.

E-mail lurks tantalizingly within reach. Looking up a tricky word or unknown fact in the book is easily accomplished through a quick Google search. And if a book starts to drag, giving up on it to stream a movie over Netflix or scroll through your Twitter feed is only a few taps away.

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