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iPad v. Kindle: One man weighs complexities, simplicities

A columnist whose partner recently gifted him an electronic tablet adores his device and finds it delivers daily value and assistance in many different directions.

Calling his preferred device "the best thing since dead trees," Ezra Dyer, a columnist at The Improper Bostonian , extols the virtues of the Kindle by Amazon ( AMZN ). Some attributes he appreciates include its non-touch and non color screen, how it is not rough on his eyes, and how the simple device keeps him focused and undistracted yet still thought-provoking.

"In the age of do-everything electronic devices, the Kindle does very little. And that's why I love it," Dyer writes.

He concedes the graphics are less than beautiful and while he owns Apple ( AAPL ) contraptions including an iPhone, a MacBook and an iPod, he appreciates being able to take a break from the higher-tech apparatus at his disposal. He writes of how much he enjoys being able to purchase a novel, which arrives via the airwaves within minutes after it's ordered.

"I've not taken any detours to check e-mail or Facebook," he writes. "The Kindle's dedicated bookishness is a buffer against the relentless onslaught of electronic media."

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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