Here is a new way that technology can be of immence help to woodworkers.
Do you use paper plans and draw sketches or make a cutting list, or just some notes to refer to when making a project? I’m sure most LJs read some important information during planing and construction of their projects. Most all references are made on paper sheets or scraps of paper, some even use a piece of waste lumber to write on.
Well welcome to the 21st century. My wife received an Amazon Kindle reading device for Christmas and I am blown away with its capabilities. Most of you think that it downloads books (free or purchased) to read on this tablet which can connect to any Wi-Fi service you have – wireless Internet connection. You can also load the device from your computer with books or magazines, BUT you can also load PDF files to it.
Now this opens a mass of opportunities for woodworkers. If you have a PDF plan you can load it, if you produce your own PDF documents you can Load them, If you only need PDF cutting list you can load it. WOW you can take this device to the shop instead of all that paper which gets dirty, unreadable or just blows away.
There are several of these readers around but I can attest that the Kindle is great.
High-Contrast E Ink Screen – 50% better contrast with latest E Ink Pearl technology
Read in Bright Sunlight – No glare
New and Improved Fonts – New crisper, darker fonts
New Sleek Design – 21% smaller body while keeping the same 6” size reading area
17% Lighter – Only 8.5 ounces, weighs less than a paperback
Battery Life of Up to One Month – A single charge lasts up to one month with wireless off
Double the Storage – Up to 3,500 books
Built-In Wi-Fi – Shop and download books in less than 60 seconds
20% Faster Page Turns – Seamless reading
Enhanced PDF Reader – With dictionary lookup, notes, and highlights
New WebKit-Based Browser – Browse the web over Wi-Fi (experimental)
I have tried it with a PDF file and it works beautifully and with the ability to have 3500 on it is astonishing.
OF course this device is not for everyone, but it has immence possibilties for many uses.
The device costs $139 and it is more than worth it.
Now think how you might use one.
-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.