Re: OT: Anyone using Kindle for Oracle Docs and/or other tech docs?

Lots of useful replies, thanks!

I ended up getting an iPad.

While the Oracle docs are available in the correct format for Kindle,
many other docs come in PDF format, and the iPad can do a better job.

My local Verizon store had a NIB iPad 1 with 64g for $499, so I couldn't
resist that deal - only $300 more than the Kindle DX on sale.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
Oracle Blog: http://jkstill.blogspot.com
Home Page: http://jaredstill.com


On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 7:53 PM, Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>
> Only slightly off topic I guess.
>
> The proliferation of documentation makes it hard to keep the right stuff
> at hand, as well as any docs I would like read.
>
> Printing and stapling/binding just doesn't work well anymore.
>
> Has anyone had good success with using the Kindle for Oracle docs
> and other technical documentation?
>
> The Kindle does have some limitations, such as a 200 file limit.
>
> That shouldn't be a problem, as most of us probably only need a few
> documents
> out of the documentation set.  Though I would like them for 9i, 10gR2 and
> 11gR2.
>
> An iPad or other tablet would work, but Kindle has the following benefits:
>
> * better battery life
> * easier to read, especially outdoors
> * smaller form factor makes it easier to tote
> * and finally, a lot less $$$ than a tablet computer.
>
> TIA!
>
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist
> Oracle Blog: http://jkstill.blogspot.com
> Home Page: http://jaredstill.com
>
>
>

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