Author Archives: Camille

About Camille

Information Technology veteran, Camille Frantz, has worked in enterprise programming, database and systems administration, telecommunications administration and support and is currently a website administrator and editor at Free-eBooks.net. In her spare time, she’s an avid reader, amateur photographer and writer who enjoys sharing her experiences and views with others.

Now that we have more eReaders options … which one should I get?

Now that we have more eReaders options ... which one should I get?

Just last week, an old friend asked me a question that boiled down to which eReader I would choose if I were buying anew. To sum it up best, I coined a new poetic mantra for myself:

“When I read, it is all I want to do … no distractions, no fanfare; just me and the words”

For me, that is enough.

various e-book readers. From right to left iPad (Apple、2010) kindle DX (Amazon、2009) kindle 2 (Amazon、2009) kindle 1 (Amazon、2007) PRS-505 (Sony、2007) PRS-500 (Sony、2006). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wish I had the wherewithal, however, to explore all the

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Help! Technology is leeching the life out of reading!

Help! Technology is leeching the life out of reading!

Endless books, by Su Ai

Einstein is quoted as saying, “Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal” and considering the way some people see indie publishing today, Einstein may not have been far wrong.

When Amazon introduced their Kindle and the 99c eBook, reading material was suddenly, seemingly endless. I could buy 10 books where before I could only get 1. It felt like a windfall. For many years, I would finish a book and twiddle my thumbs until the next one would fall into my hands. Now I could buy 10

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GMail’s “Inbox Categories”

GMail's

If you use Gmail, you know what I mean when I say “those confounded new Gmail tabs”. In June, Google rolled out Inbox Categories which they tout as organising your inbox so that messages “are classified into categories such as Social, Promotions, and Updates”. They say it’s supposed to help categorise your mail so that you see what you want to see when you want to see it. I say it’s just annoying because after being used to your Inbox looking a particular way for so long, this is just an added annoyance. It doesn’t really help.

Well,

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