Saturday, July 31, 2010

Joining the brave new world of e-readers


Kindle
Originally uploaded by martin_kalfatovic
I'd said before that I'd be far down the list of e-readers purchasers (mostly because I couldn't see adding another device to my daily carry alongs - Droid & Netbook).

I had both the Kindle and Aldiko readers on the Droid, that that was good enough for some books to carry around for reference ... but then ...

Well, but then I was offered a free Kindle (2nd gen it turns out) with my credit card. What the heck, I took it.

It arrived yesterday and only played around with it a bit (testing some publications I had converted to epub/mobi for work purposes) before my wife took off with it to read her book club book (Sinclair Lewis's Main Street).

Monday, July 12, 2010

Minitel


Minitel
Originally uploaded by martin_kalfatovic
Minitel: "The new art of communicating worldwide". Before there was widespread use of the Internet, there was Minitel. Just ran across my old account handbook. Great services like: Eaasy Sabre (flight info, $.20/minute); Wall Street Quotes ($.20/minute); Send a Western Union Mailgram ($.10/minute).