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Reading Ebooks on the 770

May 2nd, 2006 Benjamin Horst

Adam Wolf reviews the experience of reading ebooks on the Nokia 770. And it’s good.

Here is what Wolf has to say:

“Iíve read ebooks on a Palm IIIxe, a Palm IIIc, a Treo 600, a Treo 650, and a Nokia 770, and the 770 is the best ebook reader I have ever used. I would have bought it simply as an ebook reader. Iíve used the Nokia 770 to surf to Baen Free Library, grab an ebook off there, and read it, all without an extra computer.”

“The 770 is better in almost all ways than a paperback. I never lose my spot. I donít need to turn off the light to go to bed, as the screen is backlit. I can fit more paperbacks than I could fit in a house on a single memory card. The 770 fits in a single hand, and I can change pages with the same hand. The screen is beautiful. The only real downsides are the fact that the Nokia 770 uses electricity and costs more than a single paperback.”

Yojimbo

May 1st, 2006 Benjamin Horst

Yojimbo by Bare Bones Software is a desktop wiki-like organizer. I currently use MoinX for that purpose, but Yojimbo might give it a run for its money. I’ll have to investigate further. (I’m always looking to increase and improve my data organization processes.)