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Offline Chris_

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Re: Electronic Book readers
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2012, 08:21:20 PM »
I would like to get the Fire to use for browsing the net, I assume they're going to come out with 1 that has built in wifi?
The Kindle Fire has wifi access, but you have to use an existing connection.  I have to use my ISP at home to log on.  Good thing my Clear receiver is portable (if you don't care about maximum speed, it's worth $45 a month).  I've used it at the airport, the junkyard, and at work.
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Re: Electronic Book readers
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2012, 08:23:51 PM »
The Kindle Fire has wifi access, but you have to use an existing connection.  I have to use my ISP at home to log on.  Good thing my Clear receiver is portable (if you don't care about maximum speed, it's worth $45 a month).

I don't have the Kindle with built in 3G, so I use my signal from home when I download a book, but I'd like the Fire if it had built in 3G and I could use it anywhere.
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Re: Electronic Book readers
« Reply #102 on: April 25, 2012, 08:27:01 PM »
As far as I know it doesn't, but the Kindle Fire supports 4G -- it's quite a bit faster. 

It would be nice.  I'm a little jealous of my brother's "Check-In" feature on Facebook so I've never been able to use it.  I've never gotten it to work from the Kindle.
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Re: Electronic Book readers
« Reply #103 on: April 27, 2012, 09:03:12 AM »
As far as I know it doesn't, but the Kindle Fire supports 4G -- it's quite a bit faster. 

It would be nice.  I'm a little jealous of my brother's "Check-In" feature on Facebook so I've never been able to use it.  I've never gotten it to work from the Kindle.

Reread his intire thread an have some reservations on Any Electronic reading material.

Years ago when I Was cleaning out an attic I brought about 1500 books down stairs and tried to figure out how to build book cases for them.  The kids were young and I had not only the books I had read as a kid but the books read by parents and gradparents. I did often reread my books, and there's, and was tired of hunting through boxes in the attic for renewing old acquaintances and favorits from 20+ years ago.

A friend of my 10 year old son came to visit and he asked if I was going to open a book shop.   My son kind of puffed out his little chest and with great pride told him that the book were ours and  I his mother had read every one of them.   He went on to tell him that all the kids read as much as they could even the youngest at 4-5 would grab a book that a grand parent had read at their age.

Kind of sad as the parents of my kids friends family's, the Civilians did not read books, so if they did went to the library and had to return the books.  None of the kids favorites were kept to be handed on to future generations.

I adored books in the 1930 era into the war time charges of the Mysteries of the time.  The Thin Man series and the Trixie Beldon series.   My kids would never become addicted to reading had I not had these books on hand to say, try this one out .

Early very early science fiction books, one Short story printed in one of those magazines, of short storeys I read as a kid, the very first short novel written by Issac Asimov at 16 was called  " Marooned of Vesta"   first story he sold.

I would love to reread that story again as it was about mining on asteroids, something that is in the news today 60 years later.

Unfortunately I lost my private library to unfortunate circumstances in the mid 1980's,  Little by little for 30 years I haunt the old book stores to replace the older generation books but find  a great deal of them are impossible to find unless I pay a huge price.  Kind of surprising that a book, just one read by a parent in 1930 as a kid is worth today  $1500 bucks.

I worry about the technology today in an emergency going down and the inability to save books for future generations to read, not to mention that a child cannot handle in their own hands and read, turn the same pages as a great grand parent did at their age.

Up side is if enough book cases have to built to line the out side walls of a house, the added insulation will save a bundle of money on heating and cooling.






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Re: Electronic Book readers
« Reply #104 on: May 07, 2012, 06:33:31 PM »
Vesta, my parents have kept almost all the books, that they had as chidren. I loved them, and now their great-grand daughters are able to enjoy them as well. We have to tell the little ones to be gentle with the pages however.
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