Just discovered! (Okay, I’m a little slow. I’ve had my Kindle for months and I’ve just learned a new trick.)
Kindle allows bookmarks, highlights and notes. At first I found this mildly interesting, but since these ‘Clippings’–as they called them–are stored in chronological order, I said, ‘So what? Who cares when I stored it? That’s fairly useless from a reference standpoint.’
But now, I’ve discovered that I can download My Clippings via a USB port to a text program, edit and sort.
Now, when I come across a quote, a word–used in a sentence–or a fact that I want to remember, I can manipulate it on my own computer without having to retype anything. Internal dictionary provided.
Groovy! I’m mad with power.
There are some detractors. I let my hubby borrow my Kindle to see if he liked it. After only one night, he turned his nose up by saying that it was too heavy. Wimp! I mean, it’s got a custom cover and everything. (The cover gives it more of a book-like feeling. Extra cost $30 – $40 clams.)
It should be noted that he’s a very persnickety man: won’t eat my witch’s brew (leftovers), everything has to be cooked the way his moma cooked it and with all the sides that she cooked it with, can’t stomach a peanut butter sandwich if we’re out of jelly, hates new ideas, moving furniture is a Capital Offense, house paint should only come in white or beige and firmly believes that an automobile is a good investment.
Fortunately, I’m a woman who does my own thing. “Sorry, dear. Did you say something?”