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I have no idea if any of my readers are even remotely interested in subscribing to this blog on Kindle, but it will be available on Kindle in about two days.

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8 Comments

  1. Cris D. said,

    August 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

    It’s a conspiracy! Greg Reynolds (Pastor, Amoskeag OPC, NH and editor of OPC’s Ordained Servant) just wrote a review of the Kindle for Ordained Servant. Link found on main page: http://www.opc.org.

    So, how about your take on the Kindle? How long have you been using it? What are you reading on it? Did you consider other e-reader devices (B&N Nook, that iPad thing)?

    -=Cris=-

  2. greenbaggins said,

    August 13, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Cris, I don’t even own a Kindle. I am considering and looking at the various e-readers. I just thought this would be a fairly good way to break into that readership.

  3. Cris D. said,

    August 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

    OK. Well, be sure to check out my friend (and former Apologetics TA), Greg R at opc.org. The guys at Reformed Forum are branching out into other delivery channels too.

    (to be clear for all, Greg was TA for Intro to Theology & Apolgetics, Frame was the professor, I was the student, old WTS days)

  4. Sound Guy said,

    August 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Cris,

    Not to brag but I own a Kindle DX, and iPad 3G and recently got HTC Droid Incredible. For really extended reading (4+ hours) nothing that I know of (short of actual books) really beats the E-Ink display of a Kindle and similar e-readers. I have read for eight straight hours without any eyestrain. Among that group I guess I prefer Kindle (I have not used the others) mainly because of the stability of the company (it seems the most likely to still be around to support their device) and because Kindle books can be read on all my other devices and PCs. If all you own is a Kindle then it would be good to subscribe to the Kindle Greenbaggins blog as (for me) the Kindle web browser is nice for what it is (Web Access is Totally Free on a Kindle–though not all content is viewable) but it just crashes way too much and eats up my battery much too quickly. If you have an iPad then there is no reason to subscribe as the built in web browser shows this and every other blog I have ever visited beautifully (limitations on Flash aside). But there is the added expense of 3G ($15-25/month), the aforementioned limitation on Flash, relatively large difficulty in moving data back and forth from your PC, and the inability (for me) to avoid eyestrain while reading an e-book for more than a few hours (even beauty gets overwhelming on the eyes).

  5. Sound Guy said,

    August 17, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I am trying out the Amazon version of this blog and discovered it is only available on the Kindle–not any other device running Kindle software. This does make sense as on a PC, iPad, or Droid Phone you would not need the Kindl,e as you could just read this blog on your web browser. One thing I did not mention was that Kindle device itself (not other devices running the Kindle program) has the ability to read text (if the author has allowed it) and so with this blog it is possible to listen to the articles being read. But that leads to the next point which is that the articles are all that are available on the Kindle blog (as far as I can see). I can’t seem to find any of the comments anywhere on the Kindle version of the Greenbaggins blog. In order to read those it looks like I will have fire up the Kindle web browser and read the blog directly. No text to speech option but the comments are a large part of the reason to read this blog. Anyways those are my thoughts.

  6. greenbaggins said,

    August 17, 2010 at 11:06 am

    SG, I am going to have to do a separate version for the comments, I think. Thanks for alerting me to this. Since I have a separate RSS feed for the comments, this shouldn’t be a problem.

  7. greenbaggins said,

    August 17, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I have submitted the comments feed to Kindle. It should be available in a couple of days.

  8. Sound Guy said,

    August 26, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I subscribed to both the Articles and the Comments Feed and found it nice to be able to sit around the house on a Saturday having the articles and comments read to you but one thing I did not notice before is that the limit on both comments and blogs seems to be 10 articles and with the wonderful lengthy discussions that occur here that’s just not enough to follow along. One other problem is that you cannot enter your own comments through the Kindle and with the small keyboard built in to it you probably would not want to anyways. Also (not a big deal but just FYI), you wind up paying for two subscribtions at $2 a piece (again not a big deal) per month. As I have internet access through my phone and iPad, I’m going to have to pass on the Kindle subscription. But Thanks


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