Flash! My third Kindle 3 is here

Flash! My third Kindle 3 is here

So, my latest item from the Kindle of the week club has arrived.  ;)

I haven’t set it up yet (long day…but a good one), but I wanted to let you know Drake was here.

I guess 50 trivia points was too low, since nobody answered (here or elsewhere) why it’s named Drake.  Yes, it’s more obscure than I thought.

My Kindles so far:

  • Kindle 1: K-1 (still going strong)
  • Kindle 2: Tom (lost or stolen)
  • Kindle 2 international: Durgo (named after Triplicate Girl, later known as Duo Damsel…because my Kindles would have been three and became two through an unfortunate incident) (still going strong, now used by my Significant Other)
  • Kindle 3 #1 (D’Artagnan…the new, young, fourth…like the character in the Three Musketeers) (screen failed)
  • Kindle 3 #2 (Pete…named after Pete Best, who some consider the 5th Beatle…screen failed within a week)

The new one  is Kindle 3 #3 (Drake…this is Kindle #6 for me, and Number 6 on The Prisoner is widely believed, with some evidence to support it, to be John Drake, Patrick McGoohan’s spy character in a previous series).

Okay, I’ll let the forum know, then eat dinner, then set up Drake.  It won’t take too long…I have the routine down, now.  :)

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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6 Responses to “Flash! My third Kindle 3 is here”

  1. Susie Says:

    I think your K3s are trying to tell you they don’t like their names. K3s tend to want less nostalgic names.

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Susie!

      That’s certainly a possibility. ;) So…”Uncle Arthur” would have been a bad choice? :)

  2. JEM Says:

    what about the name Delta Dawn.
    (it’s early here in Boston, I am home sick with a head cold so it could the cold medicine doing the talking… whoah)

    • bufocalvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, JEM!

      Sorry you aren’t feeling well…

      Well, flowers may be easier to identify when they aren’t in grayscale… ;) That might give that faded effect, though.

  3. Susie Says:

    While Uncle Arthur is certainly a wonderful name ;-), yes, the K3 may not like it either. I’ve named our two K3s after our dogs & those seem to be working. (So far.)

  4. K. Gallagher Says:

    I hope Drake behaves and that Amazon sent you a working K3.
    I was having some issues with the ink rubbing off the controller keys and had Amazon send me a new one. However, they sent one with the same type keyboard instead of the updated one with the protective coating on the keys. CS has not heard about this issue, but it is all over the Kindle Boards and Forum. Needless to say, I have to go through the set up process on my replacement. I am having trouble transferring my current magazine issues to my new kindle. Since you are an expert at this now, can I transfer those through the usb cable. I don’t think I can do this wirelessly. I have searched the manual, but haven’t been able to find it.
    I am getting updates to the blogs, including yours, on my replacement.
    Thanks in advance. Kathy

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