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Upgrading to a Kindle 2
As I wrote a couple of days ago, my wife and I got a pair of Kindle 2 book readers. While she started fresh, I had a little work to move my book content over to the new unit. When I ordered the two new Kindles, they showed up under my Amazon account as my 2nd and 3rd Kindles. Once the units arrived, we enjoyed our out-of-box experience, which was on par with the excellent Zune packaging. The Kindle took recycling to a new high since essentially everything but the cling wrap, the protective cover ......

Posted On Friday, July 17, 2009 3:31 PM

Kindle 2
As a happy owner of an original Kindle, my wife was always asking me about its convenience. I take the reader on business and personal travel and find it much easier to read it one-handed when compared with any book. Everywhere I would read a book, I have no problem reading the Kindle. I find it convenient on airplanes, though having it off during takeoff and landing is bothersome. I have quite a bit of free content, or I had it converted for free by Amazon. The Kindle 2 is out now and she wants ......

Posted On Thursday, July 9, 2009 7:31 PM

I Was CompuServe 73700,3344
My first remote computer access outside my home was via CompuServe in 1985. I sat at my original IBM PC and connected via a Hayes Smartmodem 1200 to the service. I spent lots of geeky time sucking text through that modem and its replacements. I used CompuServe from all over the country as I traveled, and even internationally a few times. It worked great and kept down the long distance phone bills. Remember those? Back in the day, we had to call long distance to a company's bulletin board service ......

Posted On Saturday, July 4, 2009 4:28 PM

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