The Amazon Kindle: A Genealogy Tool
Amazon recently released a new "e-book reader" called the Kindle. I managed to obtain one of the first units shipped and have been using it for about three weeks. I find it to be an impressive device. In fact, I also see a lot of potential for genealogy uses. However, unlike many of the high tech devices that I write about, this one is not easy for individual genealogists to implement. The Kindle really needs to be adopted first by the authors, publishers, and retailers who supply genealogy information. Once a mass of material becomes available in Kindle format, the device could be very attractive for all of us. Luckily, that should be easy and inexpensive to accomplish.
But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me first explain what a Kindle is and its place in today's marketplace.