My Kindle 4G comes in handy
As regular readers know, I haven’t really felt like the Kindle Fire 8.9″ 4G was worth the money to me.
Right now, though, I am posting this during a power outage.
I was working away, and there was a big popping noise and all the power went out. I thought the noise might have been somebody in a cherry picker or something accidentally knocking down wires.
I went outside to make sure everything was okay, and my neighbors were in the street. Apparently, a transformer had blown. A car even stopped, because a child in it had seen a mighty flash.
It’s been about forty-five minutes so far, and I think they are likely to get it fixed pretty soon (virtual fingers crossed).
So, I am on the 4G on my Fire, using my Bluetooth keyboard to get this post out to you. I’ll be somewhat conservative, and shut if off soon, just in case.
This is not a big disaster like the Superstorm, but I think it would be functioning this way if it was (unless cell towers went down, I guess). Based on the noise I heard, I’ll call this a “post-a-POP-alyptic world”.
If the power were to stay out for longer than my battery charge lasted, I could recharge my Kindle Fire in my car. I don’t expect that to be the case, of course.
Just wanted to check in with you, and despite the circumstances, it is cool that this works…no lights, no power, no home wi-fi…but I still have you, readers.
Update: the power is back on, but our desktop hasn’t successfully restarted. It’s possible that it’s toast, but we’ll see. For now, we’ll see if I can replace it with my Fire and my Bluetooth keyboard.
I have some clear concerns. One is that copying and pasting just isn’t as easy. Another is that you can’t really multi-task on a Fire. That’s why I haven’t linked to things in this post…I can’t “alt-tab” like I can on windows between this post and a place where I could get or create links.
If the desktop is done, will we replace it? I think probably. We haven’t had a chance to discuss it yet. I’m not sure what we would get…but it might be fun to look at the options.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.