Monday, February 21, 2011

The reading list grows...

Disillusioned with my shipping experiences with Clive Shepherd's book from Lulu, I decided to take the (almost) revolutionary step of ordering Clark Quinn's new book Designing mLearning in ebook format for the kindle reader on my PC.  Now I've had ebooks on my computer before, but mostly in the Microsoft .lit format -a holdover from my days as an iPaq user - and those were usually Project Gutenberg editions.

(Side note on Fiction titles:  I appreciate that people usually want to make money from their book sales, but I have to say that I really object to the extortionate prices that some people want for audiobooks or even for e-books.  At this rate, I'll hold out for paperbacks.)

So within seconds of having my order processed, I had the pages of Clark's shiny (shiny from my screen?) new book gracing my laptop screen.  So far, Kindle seems to be doing a reasonably good job of letting me make those 'oh yeah, what about...' notes inside the book.  Trying to figure out of I can sync it to the iPod as well, but that may need more exploration.

No review planned because I'm certainly not an expert, but I may provide some reflective commentary once I get through the book.

Really wish I had a tablet... :(

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