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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rock, Paper, Kindle -- and Kindle on your laptop or iPhone

In the children's game, scissors cuts paper, rock breaks scissors, paper wraps rock. The rules are defined. In the game of devices, not so. I tried reading my kindle book on my laptop this morning but my eyes got tired very quickly. I went back to reading it on the kindle and my eyes were fine but I couldn't navigate around as easily. A friend subscribes to all his newspapers, about 4 of them, on his iPhone because there are no ads and he finds the large format of standard monitor distracting and paper too messy as well as distracting. At first I wasn't sure where "rock" would come into this analogy, but I just realized, of course, that chalk and slate are rock, which some people still enjoy using.

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