Every Wednesday evening, a Tadoku gathering is held at Mr. Sakai's room in Dentsu Univ. The meeting is open for everybody, not only for students or attendants of his courses, so you can join it anytime you're convenient and read lots of easy English books in his office or in a lecture room with many Tadokist, who are eager to pursue the joy of English learning.
Yesterday, I brought my new kindle3 to this meeting and my kindle was able to receive fairly good comments over all. Almost all of the tadokists seem to be amazed at the quality of its screen. There are many similar devices to kindle3 and you can read articles and books on them, but the reading on the screen inevitably leaves some fatigue on your eyes. However, it's unbelievably fatigue-free to read on kindle3. The screen is very smooth and is not shiny at all. It's just like each letter is placed on a mat paper. You're likely start to believe you're actually reading stories on a paper. It sure is a striking experience.
Another aspect that impressed Tadokist was that it's free to be connected to the web with kindle3. For example, you can be connected to your gmail account and read mails or search your favorite sites and bookmark them as many as you want. The letters shown on the screen are terribly small if you want to keep the appearance of the entries similar to that of you see on PC, but surprisingly, it's less tiresome to read entries on kindle3, even with teeny-tiny letters, than to read them on PC.
What I've found useful about my kindle3 yesterday is that it enables you to read books and newspapers even on a terribly crowded train in Tokyo. All you need to have is a small space to keep you kindle3 high in front of your face with your one hand. You can manage to turn the pages while you're holding your kindle3 with the same hand. I don't think any of the amazon staffs, who are working on the development of kindles, are aware of this clumsy use of their products, but kindle3 definitely surpasses other similar gadgets when it comes to the usability in a madly crowded train in Japan. ^^;