Regular readers may recall that a month ago, as soon as it went on sale in Canada, I bought myself a Kindle.
I really like the Kindle: it has an extremely readable screen, there’s a decent collection of e-books available, both from Amazon.com (for purchase) and from elsewhere (for free), and, as Jeff Bezos said it would, the Kindle recedes into the background when you’re reading, so it “feels like a book.”
There’s only one problem for me, though: the “next page” buttons happen to be designed in a way that makes my latent repetitive stress issues flare up. There are two of these buttons, one on each side of the Kindle, and a combination of where they’re located and the degree of resistance you meet when going to push them in just happens to tweak all the wrong RSI buttons for me.
This is unlikely to be an issue for many other people, and unless you’ve been tap-tap-tapping at a keyboard for 25 years as I have, you’ll likely quite enjoy the page-flipping mechanism on the Kindle.
So, I’m selling my Kindle. The Kindle is sold: only took an hour!