New Kindle + Book Depository Live

The new generation of Kindles is out, and I must say I really like the changes they made. It looks much nicer in black, the screen seems to have better contrast, and it’s smaller while retaining the same screen size. I’m still weary of buying e-books – the whole “1984” fiasco and the inability to lend or borrow books to / from friends (my primary way of finding new authors) makes me a bit doubtful. I still prefer paper books in general (and I doubt that will change soon, since, for example, I give a lot of importance to the design), but I see the advantages of owning an e-book reader, for traveling or for books I don’t particularly want to waste storage space on. We’ll see how it goes in the future.

Elsewhere, the Book Depository launched this nifty new feature where you can see which books are being purchased, and where (found here). Very interesting!

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