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Are e-readers the future for 2010?

22nd Dec 2009
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Penny Power, founder of, mentioned in her predictions for 2010 about e-readers and it is something that I have blogged about as well.

I had been waiting for the Apple tablet to be released before adopting the technology (possibly a January release according to the rumours) but now, thanks to Mr Darling, I am becoming an adopter.

Thanks to Mr Darling?
Yes! I entered a competition on accountingweb related to the 2009 Pre Budget Report and had a call recently to tell me that I'd won! The prize is an Amazon Kindle, thanks to Sage software.

I will be blogging about my experiences with the Kindle in the coming months. Some features I am looking forward to are Free 3G wireless, over 310,000 English-language books to choose from (and each one downloads in around 60 seconds) and access to U.S. and international newspapers and magazines.

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I am running our competition to win a flying lesson at your local airfield. Full details are available here, the closing date is 31st January.



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John Stokdyk, AccountingWEB head of insight
By John Stokdyk
23rd Dec 2009 09:53

Congratulations, James!

For the record, the competition to win the Kindle was sponsored by Sage. As part of our coverage of the Pre-Budget Report, members were asked to predict how many times Alistair Darling would say "economy" during his speech on 2 December. We clocked it at 50 and James was spot on.

I'm interested to hear how your lucky windfall has changed your tune about the Kindle, James. I would consider myself a sceptic, but others around here including Rebecca Benneyworth are enthusiasts. Looking forward to reading about your first hand experiences - and there's still a chance e-readers will feature near the top of or Christmas Gadget Countdown.
John Stokdyk, Technology editor

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