Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First two ebooks

My first ebooks, purchased through the Google ebookstore, read on a Samsung Galaxy Tab as I traveled for the holidays:

The Tab is just the right size to hold on one hand, the screen is bright but not tiring for my eyes, and the battery lasts for a whole day of reading. And the Tab also does all those useful Android things, which is especially convenient on WiFi-equipped planes (US Airways, please, please, put GoGo on the rest of your Airbus fleet). The Google Books app is simple and functional.

What's missing is a means of sharing books with family, as we do all the time with paper books.


Peter Norvig said...

It is easy to share books with family: just say, "Here take this tablet with a book loaded onto it. Give it back when you're done."

Rachel Cotterill said...

I have a Kindle and I love it, it's perfect for taking many books on holiday, as well as the odd science paper. They're also trying out a loan system, at least in the US (where I'm not, so I can't comment on how well it works).