Kindle for Spec Sheets
Originally uploaded by mikeysklar
As Wendy and I purge our books we are looking for ways to keep our bookshelves manageable in the future. I decided to try out a kindle as the new models are inexpensive and have excellent PDF support. Most of the documents I read are spec sheets for electrical components, magazines, or ebooks which kind of suck to read while sitting at a desk. I'm impressed with the Kindle's screen quality, battery life, weight and thickness. I'm totally disappointed with the user interface. The buttons are in the wrong place, the screen requires manual toggling from portrait to landscape, and the movement keys are way too small. Now that I've loaded up 100 documents on the kindle I'm looking forward to going on a road trip and seeing how much I actually read on it.