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Monday, 17 January 2011

Kindle Delight!

I have been taking a look at some other blogs out there, and they seem to do things different than I have been doing, like writing anything that comes to mind, total randomness. Why? Anyways, I thought I would meet the crowd half way and tell you about how happy I was last night when I discovered I could download free Kindle Ebooks!

I don't really advocate the use of materialism in peoples lives, but I sure am thinking about getting myself a Kindle! Within 45minutes my hard drive was loaded with 102 classic books.

Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Kant, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Arthur Conan Doyle, Voltaire and I kept on going.

It made me think just how hard we have come. Take The Illiad by Homer, conventional estimates put it at around 1500BC. That is 0ver 3500 years ago, and at that time manuscripts were huge, hardly anyone could re-create them (they were mainly oral anyway, so not the best example) and only the privileged would have had access to them. Now, I could a millions of books on my portable hard drive and read them whenever I want, wherever  I want. If only all advances resulted in such positive things.

Anyway, check it out, seriously there is something for everyone, and you won't find anything like it being written today.

Ramble over, back to exposing the world for what it really is.... an industrial, manufactured nightmare.

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