The writer and visionary Arthur C. Clarke once said something to the effect that any suitably advanced technology from our own would be indistinguishable from magic. I recently found this to be the case with the Kindle, which using something called Whispernet is able to magically copy approved blog writings from the internet to the screen of the popular portable word-display unit. This process is apparently so far in advance of what other competing devices are capable of that in order to recoup development costs, a price has to be levied for the service.
In an effort to explore the possibilities of this marvel of communications technology I have arranged for posts from this very blog to be “whispered” to anyone eager to read them on their Kindles. Unfortunately, beyond a 14-day “free” trial, it will require a subscription through Amazon to do so. For a penny shy of two English pounds per calendar month you can read the exact same words you can read here, only in glorious black and grey flick-o-vision.
In short and all sarcasm aside, if you ever wanted to read our blog posts on your Kindle, now you can. And if there are any Kindle lovers out there thinking I’m hating on their beloved machines, I’m not. Mrs. Zap got me one for Christmas and I genuinely love it. I’m now able to read all the EVE Chronicles without getting a headache. You can do the same for writings of this blog, though if it has been giving you headaches up until now, it’s probably not your monitor that’s been at fault.