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Discussion on: Should I buy a kindle?

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Felice Forby

I love using kindle for books because you don't need physical space to store them and it makes it easier to carry around (especially if you move a lot, like me). The biggest problem for me, though, is that it's much harder to look things up, which is really important for reference books. It's much, much easier to find things by flipping through real pages!

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Gregory Sequeira Author

So would you recommend it 10/10 ? or less?

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Felice Forby

Well, I wouldn't recommend it if you plan on using it for reference books (unless, again, you move a lot), because like I mentioned before, it's difficult to go back and look things up and there can be some formatting issues with code blocks, etc (not so much with newer books). But for everything else, it's great!

If you do buy a reference book (or any book, for that matter) and you experience issues with the formatting, there is an option to return the book for a full refund if you return it within 1 week.

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Gregory Sequeira Author

Thanks! I don't plan to read technical books on the kindle anyway.

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Shashi

Agree. Plus its amazing how much is NOT available in Kindle format via Amazon. So I guess it really depends what one needs the Kindle for. If it is for purely academic purposes (not reading for pleasure) then an alternative more compatible tool can be used IMO.