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Saturday, December 15, 2012
The other day I was speaking with a colleague and happened to mention that I have a Kindle e-reader(Kindle Keyboard) at home. He had never heard about this device before. Then I explained him what it is. He googled for it and learnt what the device is for and got the price of the device.
He was surprised to see that I have purchased a dedicated ebook reader at 179$[Kindle paper white 3G 179$] when I can get a full blown tablet [Kindle fire HD $199] for about the same price.
So I explained him how a Kindle e-reader beats tablets. Thought like sharing it with others so it might help someone decide should he buy a e-reader or a tablet.
Where does an e-reader score over a tablet?First thing you should understand is E-readers and Tablets are not same, they serve entirely different purposes. A tablet can do "n" number of things but a E-reader does only one thing and it does that "100" times better than a tablet.
What does it do and how does it do it better than a tablet?You can read a book on an E-Reader. Yes for that price it does only this[you have cheaper versions starting from 69$ also].
But it does that one thing perfectly
- It exactly replicates the feel of a physical book. You never feel like you are holding a gadget.
- You can read for hours together without getting your eyes strained or your batteries running out. E-ink technology is so light on your eyes. It runs for so long on a single charge I usually forget what was the last time I charged my kindle.
- Its inbuilt dictionary is a perfect companion for an avid book reader. No need to carry a bulky dictionary along especially while reading classics available at Project Gutenberg
Who is it for?
- It is for the avid book reader who reads a lot [minimum one book a month].
- It is a very good tool to introduce children (8+ years) to the habit of reading. It does not distract you like a tablet. Disconnect the WiFi and you are on your way to distraction free wonderland.
Who is it not for?
Cons of an E-reader?
- You should be reading content formatted specifically for your device[there are tons of content available for Kindle] or you will end up with frustration. Novels and Newspapers fit best for this category. Magazines don't fit or look nice on an E-reader. There are tools to convert your media to fit your device.
Recommended E-reader?Though I have used the generic term E-reader I am an Amazon fan boy. So my recommendation is for KIndle
for Adults Kindle paperwhite 119$ - I am not a great fan of 3G
for Children Kindle - without touch
Hope I helped you in making a informed decision this gifting season.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 by Anandarajeshwaran.J · 0
Sunday, May 6, 2012
- Less Talk, More Action
- Don’t Procrastinate
- Be Prepared
- Don't Fight Change
- Get Moving
- Avoid Busywork
- Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes
- Act Quickly on Opportunities
- Continue to Grow
- Keep Going
- Know Yourself
- Don’t Self-Sabotage
- Don’t Give Up
- Wise Up
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Sunday, May 6, 2012 by Anandarajeshwaran.J · 0
Sunday, April 22, 2012
For 20 years Prof Edwin R. Keedy of the University of Pennsylvania's Law School used to start his first class by putting two figures on the blackboard: 4 and 2.
"What's the solution?" he would ask.
A student would say, "Two" but Keedy would pass him by. Another would say, "Six". Several people would shout the final possibility, "Eight" and the professor would shake his head.
Finally Keedy would point out their collective error, "All of you failed to ask the key question" What is the problem? Ladies and Gentlemen, unless you know what the problem is, you cannot possibly, find the answer."
This is deadly serious. In everyday life, too much time is spent trying to think about and solve the wrong problem - like polishing brass on a sinking ship.
A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved. - Dorothea Brande
As long as you think the problem is out there, that very thought is the problem. - Stephen Covey
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Sunday, April 22, 2012 by Anandarajeshwaran.J · 0
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Diogenes laughed and he said, "If after conquering the whole world you are just going to relax like me, why not relax right now? Is conquering the whole world a precondition for relaxation? I have not conquered the whole world."
Alexander felt embarrassed because what he was saying was right. Then Diogenes said, "Why are you wasting your life in conquering the world -- only to relax, finally, just like me. This bank of the river is big enough, you can come, and your friends can come and rest here right now. It is miles long and the forest is beautiful. And I don't possess anything. If you like the place where I am lying down, I can change!"
If you want to be happy, be --Leo Tolstoy
Saturday, April 21, 2012 by Anandarajeshwaran.J · 0
Friday, April 20, 2012
In 1938, KarolyTakacs of the Hungarian Army, was the top 25 meter rapid fire pistol shooter in the world. He was expected to win the gold in the 1940 Olympic games scheduled for Tokyo. Those expectations vanished one terrible day just months before the Olympics. While training with his army squad, a faulty hand grenade exploded in Takacs’ right hand, and the shooting hand was badly injured.
Friday, April 20, 2012 by Anandarajeshwaran.J · 0