I was only mildly curious about the added functionality of the new Kindle Paperwhite as I was happy enough with my Kindle Keyboard, that came encased in a rugged cover with an in-built reading light. The Paperwhite, however, came as a gift from the husband a few weeks ago and--after some weeks of use--removed all … Continue reading My gains and losses with the Kindle Paperwhite
I’ve been drawn to online shopping from pre-ecommerce days in India. The experience of buying gadgets from Bhphotovideo or Amazon and seeing them respectfully delivering to US addresses of friends and family, had helped overcome the fear of getting damaged materials or empty boxes--as rumored in the VPP delivery phase of my childhood. I’d been … Continue reading Online Retail Therapy
I’d registered my jdesignlab.com domain while learning and experimenting with web designing in pre-CMS days. I moved on to other areas of learning but kept the domain for emailing. At some point, blogging seemed like a good use of it. A couple of days ago, I thought out aloud in Kishore’s company that jdesignlab.com as … Continue reading Jdesignlab to just me…
Recently, a friend remarked that he still sees paperbooks at our home, and asked what do we enjoy using the most to read books—paperbooks, the iPad, the iPod Touch or the Kindle? My answer was the Kindle. I’ve meant to share my joys of using a seemingly unglamourous ebookreader for reading and reasons for choosing … Continue reading Joys of reading on ebookreaders
These last four days I’ve read some beautiful sentiments expressed for Steve Jobs. I didn’t know Jobs from Adam but I too have felt traumatised at such an early end of a life that was capable of doing so much. Of creating so much beauty through his devices and enabling such effectiveness at doing things … Continue reading Why only Steve Jobs?
This announcement from Mashable that Godrej has formally stopped its manufacturing of typewriters didn’t upset me at all. I’m afraid I never did care for typewriters…whether manual, electric or electronic… I began using a typewriter in the year 1983 while acceding to self-induced pressure to acquire job skills. The first I got to use formally … Continue reading Typewriter—now only an artefact
I’ve known about Goodreads for some 3 years and often marvelled at this book readers’ resource. I was introduced to it by a friend who sent me an invite to join it in 2007—I promptly did that, posted some quick reviews of my reads early on and then sort of stayed off it. In my … Continue reading Goodreads: A book-reader’s delight
I’ve been intending to do a quick post on my experience with a Kindle but as I began writing it, I realized that I needed to remind myself of how ebook-reading started for me…so, bear with me through this nostalgic post and you'd figure a thing or two about how people managed their lives the … Continue reading Journey up to the Kindle
After hoping for months that a wonderful WordPress theme would simply fall into my lap and I’d adopt it for my blog, I took charge of the situation three days ago and went on a mission to install all the Magazine themes I could access from my site’s WordPress dashboard. Magazine…because I’d decided that my … Continue reading New Blog Theme
When you have Technologist for spouse, your birthday present would likely be an iPod Touch and a wedding Anniversary could well bring a Kindle... Am I complaining? Not really, for these gadgets keep me feeling younger than my age...probably by doing to the brain what solving crosswords helps achieve. New gadgets and their convenience also … Continue reading Does your iPod Touch only sing to you?