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Old 09-30-2011, 09:35 PM   #141
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something that might seem like simple child's play to one is another's paralytic phobia.
Well put, Vit! Paralytic phobia. I like that.

Keep in mind, everyone forty and under grew up with technology, starting in preschool. The rest of us have had to pick it up on our own. It ain't easy.
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:18 PM   #142
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I walked into my parents house yesterday and there on the couch was my 90 year old grandmother reading a book on my mothers iPad.
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I walked into my parents house yesterday and there on the couch was my 90 year old grandmother reading a book on my mothers iPad.
Whoa! Love it!
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She is a hot ticket Dawgluver.
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She is a hot ticket Dawgluver.
Send her to my Mom. I can't train Mom to use a cellphone!

Go Grandma!
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:58 PM   #146
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Send her to my Mom. I can't train Mom to use a cellphone!

Go Grandma!
Don't even hand me a cellphone...talk about total confusion. I don't like phones anyway.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:16 AM   #147
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I walked into my parents house yesterday and there on the couch was my 90 year old grandmother reading a book on my mothers iPad.
Yes, but what she turning the pages?

I can't wait until the Kindle Fire comes out and gets reviewed.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #148
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Well thank you so much for thinking I'm under 40! Much appreciated!

GB, my MIL is 82 and we got her a laptop for her 80th birthday. She was scared at first, but she is cruising the Net now!

Dawgluver and vitauta, I understand the paralytic phobia, but truly, the librarians are the most patient people around and its as simple as point, click, plug in the Kindle and drag it to documents.
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This merits some research. Am thinking other libraries, not just the local ones, also will lend books for Kindle. Is this right? Also, like regular books, there's a two week lending period?
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Yes they will. You need to have a valid library card at that particular library to take the ebooks out, but you can browse as much as you like. I was looking at the Seattle public library and they have several TYPES of ebooks. There is one that is clearly marked "Kindle" book. All you do to take that out after you sign on to their system is click on the Kindle book icon, then it walks you through the download process (basically click here, click there, plug in your Kindle)

I am not familiar with libraries in the US, but I have access to both the Edmonton Public library and the Calgary Public library. Its a simple matter to pay the yearly fee to be a cardholder in most cases. Worth it to borrow hundreds of books.

I think the coolest thing is that the ebooks are an expiring file. After 3 weeks, they disappear off your Kindle. Very cool.
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