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Old 11-25-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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I have just ordered my first e-book reader and am very excited about getting it. I'm currently trying to read a 2000 page IT manual and the damn thing is bruising me. I have it in pdf format and would like to be able to carry it around without dislocating my shoulder. Plus I have two or three other books on the go.

Anyway i ordered the new Sony reader despite my wife claiming total disinterest (she says she likes books - not faux books). We'll see what she says once she sees this thing in action.
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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If you haven't already, check out the forum section on file conversions for the Sony. You're likely to need to do something to your PDF to view it nicely. I have used the PDFLRF utility successfully. In any event, I hope you can save yourself from further bruising.
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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Thanks,

I'm looking through the forums trying to build a mental model of what's on offer. There seems to be a great deal. I get the feeling this toy is going to keep me quiet for quite some time. Great winter activity.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:45 PM   #5
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Thanks,

I'm looking through the forums trying to build a mental model of what's on offer. There seems to be a great deal. I get the feeling this toy is going to keep me quiet for quite some time. Great winter activity.
I thought I was just going to read ebooks with mine. I was wrong. As long as you're prepared it's still a good thing. Good luck!
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:22 PM   #6
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What else?

So, if you don't mind me asking, what else do you use your reader for?
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:18 AM   #7
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So, if you don't mind me asking, what else do you use your reader for?

I meant that I spend about as much time hanging around this forum learning about it and other devices, ebooks, formats, new technologies, other people's issues and opinions, etc. as I do actually reading ebooks on my Reader. It's been fun but it's certainly not what I had originally intended.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:07 PM   #8
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Yes technology can quickly become addictive.
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:53 PM   #9
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Hello From Germantown,Tn, Have a Kinkle on order will any the books in the mobipocket format be able to download to the kindle,Thanks first post, I may not be in the place to post this . Walt E
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:03 PM   #11
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Hi! I'm new myself.

Like your wife, for years, I disdained faux books. I am a dedicated bibliophile, and I adore paper!

But this is a really attractive gizmo. It feels nice in the hand. It's very like a book, without the dust and wormy issues. And yes, I have some books with wormholes. Ugh. And instead of having two to three dozen books in the trunk and passenger floor of my car and stuffed in my handbag, I can carry three dozen plus in one Reader. That was one of the reasons I wanted it. The compact nature. I have the King James Bible, several poetry classics, a Nano Hopkinson SF novel, a health bestseller, Shakespeare's sonnets and A Midsummer Night's Dream (decided to reread it after rereading the Neil Gaiman SANDMAN homage to it), and a Martin Luther commentary. And all that doesn't weigh much in my purse.

I had 33 items in there before, but I just purged today and reloaded it lighter.

Enjoy the REader. I'm learning to handle/use it myself currently. Maybe after your wife tries it out, she may find she wants some of her books in the contents.
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