In August I bought this book – Information and Coding Theory. As I was then in rural Norfolk I bought it for the Kindle. That was a mistake. The book is a good one – I would recommend it for those seeking to get to grips with the maths of information theory – an increasingly… Read More Another (final) episode in the @AmazonKindle farce
As I have reported before, the Amazon Kindle is a lousy product. What is more, I have repeatedly asked Amazon for an explanation as to why they are selling e-books which are plainly not fit for purpose, but I have had no reply at all. Now, according to the Guardian, we read that Amazon are… Read More Another reason to steer clear of @AmazonKindle
Thanks to the SCONUL inter-library agreement between British universities I was able to join Imperial College‘s university library today and went on to borrow a copy of Information and Coding Theory: the book I bought about six weeks ago for the Kindle and subsequently discovered to be all-but-unreadble on that device. Immediately I can see… Read More With zero thanks to @AmazonKindle
Having checked out the alternatives to the Kindle that are provided by Amazon the current state of play is: Linux: no native alternative offered Windows: Kindle app crashes on 64 bit wine, so cannot tell you what that’s like Mac OSX: seems to render pages perfectly as broken as the Kindle Android: app is as… Read More @AmazonKindle have broken their Cloud Reader too
In the last twenty-four hours I have been forced to completely reassess my view of the Kindle. I have been reading a book (I won’t say what as I want to make the comments below anonymous) on a Kindle (the device, not an application – see below), and was resigned to the usual second class Kindle… Read More Don’t buy a Kindle to read maths or computer science books
I wrote a piece a while back about why I wasn’t looking to buy a Kindle. Well, now I have got one. To be fair to myself I did not buy it – it was a present. I quite like it – especially when faced with a long haul jet journey (as later today). But… Read More Surrendered to the Kindle
Amazon have a new version of the Kindle. I still have no plans to buy one.