I must confess. Up until just very recently, I considered Amazon’s Kindle to be a bit of a joke. Think about it. Who wants to get a device whose only purpose is to read books?! Well, I may have been wrong about this little gadget.
This is a feature packed tool that looks to be a serious attempt at moving books into the electronic realm without strapping the reader in front of a computer screen. That said, I’ll reserve further comment about this gadget until I’ve actually tried one Of course, this is where the first problem arises. It’s a $400 gadget. So the decision to buy it may be delayed by my willingness to pay that kind of price for a book reader. However, even at that price, I am now tempted.
Why am I talking about the Kindle on a SolidWorks related blog? Well, I recently came up with the idea (jokingly) to put the SolidWorks manual on the Kindle device in a sarcastic comment criticizing SolidWorks’ lack of printed manuals. However, after looking into the gadget, and reading Matt Lombard’s insightful insider comments regarding this matter, I’m changing my consideration. I seriously think it is a good idea, at least in principle.
If I do get this device, I will post a review.