So… in addition to reading the NY Times on my iPhone, I recently downloaded the Amazon Kindle app for the iPhone, bought a book, and have begun reading on that.
Much to my surprise, it was quite enjoyable. It was like any other reading type experience that I had had. The book was good so I just flipped right through it.
It felt nice that I could have so many books in the palm of my hand. I didn’t have to worry about lugging them around with me in my bag.
After 20 minutes of reading, my eyes didn’t feel strained. They felt fine.
Battery consumption concerns me. It feels like because, when you’re reading, you always have the screen going that I’m going to kill the battery. I haven’t gotten a feeling for that yet so I’ll check back in.
Have you tried it out at all? What do you think?
2 thoughts on “Is that a book in your pocket? No, it’s my iPhone.”
Didn’t know there was as kindle app…how does the reading experience compare to Classics?
I have to admit, I’m not sure how I feel about e-books. I, myself, have been quicker to embrace new technology than my colleagues in the Education field. The thing about books, though, is that I can put them on the shelf and trust that they will be there forever (or until there is a severe fire or flood …. lets not talk about that). I would be afraid of my phone/kindle/laptop falling in the toilet or being run-over by a bookmobile (the very definition of irony).