Well, it’s obvious, is it not? I got a Kindle (latest generation, i.e. three, 6″, graphite and no 3G) and the huge thanks for it goes to my brother Ehsan, because I absolutely love it!
Oh, and I named it “Rand.” What else was I going to name it, “Kevin”?! The reason for this name should be obvious to anyone who has read the first few books of the Wheel of Time. Also, I thought after a few female names for my gadgets and toys (Fenchurch for my iPod, Metis for my phone, Eros for my PSP, Jane for one of my portable disks) it was time for a male character to be in this dramatis personae.
Now to the Kindle itself. It’s clean, cool and chic. It’s very light and thin too. There are some things to be desired, like a more controllable music playback or generic notes, but in my opinion they just distract from this device’s one true raison d’etre: to read books on. And it does that splendidly! The built-in browser is surprisingly capable. It is based on Webkit, but the size and nature of the device and the keyboard make it less usable than one might hope. Did I mention that the display of text is practically like real print?!
By the way, it should be obvious that I’m writing these on Rand.