MasterBaker wrote:Am I weird in that I don't make notes when reading a paper? Unless I need it for specific methods, etc or review writing I don't take notes. It's the same with seminars, I only take notes if really have to.
ScholasticSpastic wrote:You are not dumb, Psi. Or, if you are dumb, I wish more people could be dumb. The big win for me is information density. I quite like the idea of having access to all the technical and recreational reading I want without having to lug books around. Or access a computer. It measures about the length of a piece of paper and the width of a pencil. Sciencey books are big and laptops require pretty frequent charging. I can haul the Kindle out into the desert with me and, if I don't waste power on the cellular or voice options, it'll go about two weeks without needing a charge. Having that much information in so small a space with so little power use is a seductive proposition for me.
The way Amazon.com is working the Kindle 2.0 looks pretty slick. If it's even half as slick as it seems I won't regret spending my food money on non-essential technologies.
Psi Wavefunction wrote:
A stack of papers can get quite heavy... but it's also rather satisfying when it's a stack of read papers! It's as if you can quantify how much you've learned, in grams...
ScholasticSpastic wrote:It has a search function that allows me to search all media stored on my Kindle. Citations just got a lot less tedious.
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