Re: Re: Kindle? Other Hardware? How to Choose

Subject: Re: Re: Kindle? Other Hardware? How to Choose
From: "Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:15:22 -0700

On Mon, March 19, 2012 10:42 am, Nancy Allison wrote:
> Great. great information. Thanks, everyone.
> --Nancy

One other "feature" to be aware of: I was given a Kindle (basic model)
this holiday season as a gift. If you pay the basic price, it displays
ads when not in use (and even when powered off). These are local ads. If
you pay $30 more, or you pay $30 after the fact, you can get an ad-free

Initially, I was bothered by the ads. I used Google to find a hack to
remove them. Great -- then when it would have shown an ad, it now showed
one of a series of images having to do with writing (like a group of

Then, I accepted an update from 4.0 of the Kindle software to 4.0.1. Now
the hack seems to have been countered -- at least the set of instructions
that users now say will remove the ads again -- is considerably longer.
I've not gotten bothered enough to try following the new instructions.

My advice -- if someone GIVES you a Kindle that is ad-supported, pay the
additional ransom to get the ads removed.

--Guy K. Haas
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley

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