Oh, sweet scent of old paper, you will be missed! Technology evolved at such a pace that nowadays even our reading experience is dramatically different. If in the golden past we were used to enjoying that new and original book cover that perfectly highlighted the plot of our soon to be favorite novel, if the simple pleasure of purchasing a new (physical) bookmark used to bring us joy and if in the past we could take pride in our (physical) collection of books that reminded us of sweet times of joy and wonder, now Kindle took it all away.
Kindle Paperwhite 2015 edition is a rectangular piece of technology that can store huge numbers of books, sparing us some few bucks and making the world of written language go digital. It seems that Amazon has been working on some improvements for the gadget and now we can read from a higher resolution screen, we can indulge ourselves in a new, soft-to-the-eyes front and we can embrace advantage of all the new formatting options. Kindle is thus trying to imitate the real life experience, being defined as the closest digital reading device to a real book.
The most worth-mentioning advantage of the new kindle is its price: $119 spent and you get an entire world of phantasy and imaginative thinking directly in your hands.
For those of us who don’t necessarily like books and would rather read a digital magazine, Kindle just won’t do. Tablets are much better, as e-reader screens come in black and white.
Amazon plans to bring the upgraded Kindle Paperwhite this week. The gadget is equipped with a greater display to offer you the best possible reading experience, considering it comes from someplace else than a classic book.
In spite of Amazon’s efforts, technology will never manage to encompass or imitate the satisfactions a real book brings to passionate readers, but Kindle can do a great job if you plan to travel, as you don’t want to damage the beautiful book covers by stuffing them in your bag, along with sunscreen, glasses and other holiday-friendly accessories.
Amazon has recently updated over 500.00 titles to look and feel more like the real paperback or hardcover counterparts. The new Kindle offers better character spacing, better hyphenation, kerning and drop-cap support.
The company aims to create a device that is even better than a physical book. Well, some things are better than others but in the realm of literature and books, paper cannot be replaced by anything else. Much less by a flat and rectangular piece of hard material. Versatility is the key word when it comes to literature aficionados and Kindle is more resembling to a gadget designed for robots than a book dedicated to soulful people. Paper breathes and that is something a Kindle e-reader will never manage to do.
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