eBook Readers – More on Kindle

There’s a few more things I dislike about the Kindle – the naff little ‘key board’, for one, which doesn’t make for easy typing; the failure to number book pages for another – why does Amazon think it’s useful to use a page referencing system that is totally different from that which has been used for books since before Gutenberg?

And the Kindle’s automatic screen rotation is really annoying – if you lie on your side (reading on a beach, for instance) the screen can’t make up its mind which way to orientate itself and so keeps changing from landscape to portrait!

And try reading a book that has genealogies and other reference material, where you want to flip back and forth between different pages and sections (for instance, reading Wolf Hall, where supporting information is quite useful) – it’s just too hard!

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