Electronic Books

Dear Peg and Friends
We didn’t realise it at the time, but the arrival of the ‘Apples’ new device called ‘IPAD’ onto the retail market, was heralding an avalanche of their product. A lot of these devices were directly introduced by the intervention of the electronic wonder boy, ‘Steve Jobs’. He didn‘t invent many of these applications, but he could immediately see what no one else could. A practical application of these recent discoveries.
He saw what could be done in a very practical way with what had already been discovered. Now just about everybody that you meet today, already has one of Apples latest offerings from their stable of electronic gadgets. Whether it be an Iphone, Ipod, or Ipad.
At date Apple appears to be out in front, but there are many similar operating systems that also come under the broad heading and name of a ‘Tablet’. All operating with similar systems such as ‘Android’. They are all busy playing ‘catch up’, and all are pushing their product into an eager market. I can see that this simple device, has the ability to change the way we use our electronic aids, this simple device is going to bring about some monumental changes to home computing.
One other contender who has arrived to sell their product is the Korean, ‘Samsung’ the mega manufacturer in the phone market. They have gone down the same path as Apple, but are much cheaper and are already claiming their market share.
The ‘Ipad’, and as well as the many other devices who use Apple, or their equivalent. The Android now offers an alternative operating system. All these devices have a breathtaking ability to take over varied tasks, be they computing, telephone, gaming. But none of these devices will ever be used to their full potential. The average lap top used by kids at school today, has enough processing power to control half a dozen moon landings, all contemporaneously as well. Their multitasking ability is unbelievable, something the average student will never avail themselves of, or test them to anywhere near their full potential. Unfortunately most will spend much of their time playing games.
They have another attribute that is just emerging, and that’s the ‘Electronic Book’. These books have been loitering for some time in the shadows, but lacked a device to exploit their potential. However with the arrival of the ‘Ipad’ and the even newer ‘Tablet’, their time has arrived. They have the ability which enables the owners of these electronic devices, to ‘down load’ whole electronic books in a flash.
When I initially found out that books were joining electronic age. I phoned our local library to find out if they too were joining this new phenomenon. They said yes they were, but were only embracing certain of the operation systems. But more to the point, none of any of books being accepted, were related to the ‘Kindle’ operating system. This is the system that is being pushed by Amazon. And Amazon is one of the largest booksellers on the world market. As well, as this International Book Shop, the Local store ‘Dick Smith’ is selling the Kindle device throughout New Zealand.
Amazon will sell you any book from their inventory ‘instantly’, (In real time about one second, and this includes the financial transaction). This transaction can take place either from a Kindle device, or from your Lap Top.
So a new marketing maverick has arrived, and like it or like it not, they can sell you very cheaply, a electronic copy of any book in stock, or even a freebie, from an inventory which numbers millions. These electronic copies, you can keep forever, or delete from your machine once read.
I have been very lucky in this regard as ‘Papa Noel’ popped a Kindle machine into my stocking. I have found to my amazement that’s it’s easy to read, and it’s the ideal gadget to snuggle up to in bed.
To put it bluntly I’m fascinated by the device,
Love from Christchurch,
Wally
We didn’t realise it at the time, but the arrival of the ‘Apples’ new device called ‘IPAD’ onto the retail market, was heralding an avalanche of their product. A lot of these devices were directly introduced by the intervention of the electronic wonder boy, ‘Steve Jobs’. He didn‘t invent many of these applications, but he could immediately see what no one else could. A practical application of these recent discoveries.
He saw what could be done in a very practical way with what had already been discovered. Now just about everybody that you meet today, already has one of Apples latest offerings from their stable of electronic gadgets. Whether it be an Iphone, Ipod, or Ipad.
At date Apple appears to be out in front, but there are many similar operating systems that also come under the broad heading and name of a ‘Tablet’. All operating with similar systems such as ‘Android’. They are all busy playing ‘catch up’, and all are pushing their product into an eager market. I can see that this simple device, has the ability to change the way we use our electronic aids, this simple device is going to bring about some monumental changes to home computing.
One other contender who has arrived to sell their product is the Korean, ‘Samsung’ the mega manufacturer in the phone market. They have gone down the same path as Apple, but are much cheaper and are already claiming their market share.
The ‘Ipad’, and as well as the many other devices who use Apple, or their equivalent. The Android now offers an alternative operating system. All these devices have a breathtaking ability to take over varied tasks, be they computing, telephone, gaming. But none of these devices will ever be used to their full potential. The average lap top used by kids at school today, has enough processing power to control half a dozen moon landings, all contemporaneously as well. Their multitasking ability is unbelievable, something the average student will never avail themselves of, or test them to anywhere near their full potential. Unfortunately most will spend much of their time playing games.
They have another attribute that is just emerging, and that’s the ‘Electronic Book’. These books have been loitering for some time in the shadows, but lacked a device to exploit their potential. However with the arrival of the ‘Ipad’ and the even newer ‘Tablet’, their time has arrived. They have the ability which enables the owners of these electronic devices, to ‘down load’ whole electronic books in a flash.
When I initially found out that books were joining electronic age. I phoned our local library to find out if they too were joining this new phenomenon. They said yes they were, but were only embracing certain of the operation systems. But more to the point, none of any of books being accepted, were related to the ‘Kindle’ operating system. This is the system that is being pushed by Amazon. And Amazon is one of the largest booksellers on the world market. As well, as this International Book Shop, the Local store ‘Dick Smith’ is selling the Kindle device throughout New Zealand.
Amazon will sell you any book from their inventory ‘instantly’, (In real time about one second, and this includes the financial transaction). This transaction can take place either from a Kindle device, or from your Lap Top.
So a new marketing maverick has arrived, and like it or like it not, they can sell you very cheaply, a electronic copy of any book in stock, or even a freebie, from an inventory which numbers millions. These electronic copies, you can keep forever, or delete from your machine once read.
I have been very lucky in this regard as ‘Papa Noel’ popped a Kindle machine into my stocking. I have found to my amazement that’s it’s easy to read, and it’s the ideal gadget to snuggle up to in bed.
To put it bluntly I’m fascinated by the device,
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