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Old 10-06-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Howdy from Canada's National Capital!

Howdy all!

I received a Kindle 3 as a birthday gift in September and have been enjoying it a great deal.

A little story for you:
Recently, I had to collaborate with a coworker to modify a document.

He would read sections in French, translate on the fly and I'd type in the translation.

I type about fifty words per minute faster than he does and I don't read scientific French well enough to do this quickly; it was time-sensitive.

I was about to print out eight PDF files and hand them to him.
Instead, I copied the PDF's to my Kindle 3 and handed it to him. (it could have just as easily been a Nook or an iPad)

"Can you read the screen OK?" (it was a scanned PDF - no scalable text)
"No problem!" says the 70 year old coworker.


This "event" might not seem like a big deal but my bureau's recycling bins are overfull with one-time-use printed material I'm happy to not contribute to.

A humorous aside: for most of the week, coworkers have been fretting over a half-working photocopier and a dwindling paper supply we suspect is being raided by neighboring offices. I feel some sense of smugness when asked, "what's up with the printer?" being able to answer, "no idea, I never print anything."

Why am I the only person who doesn't print things?
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:36 PM   #6
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:18 PM   #7
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Welcome to MR! I enjoyed your story, too. And you're not the only one...I don't print things either. Rarely.

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Old 10-06-2010, 06:32 PM   #8
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Welcome to MR! I enjoyed your story, too. And you're not the only one...I don't print things either. Rarely.

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Count me in as another non-printer (one of the reasons I bought my Sony PRS-505). I enjoyed your story as well. Welcome to MR, I hope that you enjoy yourself here!
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:49 PM   #9
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Who are you picking to win the Grey Cup this year?
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:32 PM   #10
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:03 AM   #11
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:46 AM   #12
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #13
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:27 PM   #14
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:03 AM   #15
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Thanks folks.

I realized a couple of days ago: I used to read eBooks on a Palm Pilot! It's been years.
e-Ink screens are just so much easier on the eyes than those old devices.

FYI, I have the 3G Kindle on order now.

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