RE: OT: Anyone using Kindle for Oracle Docs and/or other tech docs?

From: Blanchard, William G <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:04:10 -0500
Message-ID: <5AB39101E7EA7841BDE65D8E04BBD2A44AE30F_at_CMBFISLTC13.FNFIS.COM>

I use it but it's less than ideal. In order to read the pdfs, you have to rotate and zoom in the document. I would like the Kindle to convert pdfs into a readable format like Thinkfree Office does on my Android phone.

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From: Jared Still [] Received: Thursday, 14 Apr 2011, 9:54pm
To: Oracle-L Freelists [] Subject: OT: Anyone using Kindle for Oracle Docs and/or other tech docs?

Only slightly off topic I guess.

The proliferation of documentation makes it hard to keep the right stuff at hand, as well as any docs I would like read.

Printing and stapling/binding just doesn't work well anymore.

Has anyone had good success with using the Kindle for Oracle docs and other technical documentation?

The Kindle does have some limitations, such as a 200 file limit.

That shouldn't be a problem, as most of us probably only need a few documents out of the documentation set. Though I would like them for 9i, 10gR2 and 11gR2.

An iPad or other tablet would work, but Kindle has the following benefits:

  • better battery life
  • easier to read, especially outdoors
  • smaller form factor makes it easier to tote
  • and finally, a lot less $$$ than a tablet computer.

TIA! Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist Oracle Blog: Home Page:

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