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Old 03-12-2008, 01:24 PM   #46
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Well, Jeff, if you want hundreds of books on a device, with no way to arrange them in folders, enjoy yourself as you look for the title you want. To me, that's a waste of time.
Huh? I must have misspoke, or you misread, radleyp.

I wouldn't consider a device without folder ability. I was horrified when I learned the Kindle/Sony devices didn't support them. Especially since they are Linux devices.

My central library lives on a Linux media server with all content stored in folders organized by genre/author. My readers (Linux-based Nokia N800 and Nokia 770) are backed up via rsync with each device having a mirror of the central lib on it's storage card.
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Old 03-12-2008, 02:40 PM   #47
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Especially since they are Linux devices.
Im pretty sure other kernels have folder technology Its not about the operating system obviously.

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Old 03-12-2008, 03:39 PM   #48
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the Kindle/Sony devices didn't support them. Especially since they are Linux devices.
In fact, the Kindle at least, does allow you to put things into folders and sub-folders. It just doesn't support that in their index. It reads the sub-directories and flattens them out.

So I can neatly store books in directories by author (where I have more than a couple by an author, I do) and the Kindle will see them all -- BUT it doesn't show that categorization in the index. Bummer......
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:47 PM   #49
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Never meant to imply that the kindle/sony kernels couldn't support folders, dugbug. I just expect better from software engineers.
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:49 PM   #50
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I have roughly 900 books on my Kindle and do not see a significant slowdown once the books are indexed. Even reading off the SD card doesn't seem to make a difference is speed just battery life.
Does simply having the SD card installed when you're reading a book that is in the Kindle cost you in battery life? Or do you mean actually "reading" a book that is sitting on the SD card? If so, then it would save the battery to move a book from SD into the Kindle before reading it, right?
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Never meant to imply that the kindle/sony kernels couldn't support folders, dugbug. I just expect better from software engineers.

A lot of work went into the kindle sw. Kindle got right what they needed to do in v1.0.

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Old 03-12-2008, 09:38 PM   #52
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Never meant to imply that the kindle/sony kernels couldn't support folders, dugbug. I just expect better from software engineers.
Ouch... that hurts... Software engineers are people too, they have finite amount of working hours.
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And they don't usually get final say in which features are implemented.
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Does simply having the SD card installed when you're reading a book that is in the Kindle cost you in battery life? Or do you mean actually "reading" a book that is sitting on the SD card? If so, then it would save the battery to move a book from SD into the Kindle before reading it, right?
I usually move the book from the SD card to my Kindle main memory but when I don't I notice that the battery definitely doesn't last as long.
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What I've done to try and get around the folder problem is to have a few text files on my Kindle. One text file lists my series books, in order, by author so that I can easily locate the title of a particular series book. Another file lists by purchase date my "one-time, throwaway" books. Still another lists my non-fiction books. I use my PC to add notes to each entry such as date read and personal rating. I keep the files updated and reload them on my Kindle, overwriting the file on the Kindle, so that I have a fairly current filing system. I use the files to look up a title and then go to that title in content lister.

It was a bit of work but I was able to get most of my book information from Fictionwise in .csv format. Books I purchased from other sources were added by c&p.

But I'd still rather have a folder structure that the Kindle can actually see.
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:52 PM   #56
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MobiPocket reader has the idea of "reading lists". These shouldn't be too complicated for non-techies. Instant folders.
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