新玩具:盛大锦书第三代

差不多两年前,我试用过一次盛大出品的锦书(Bambook),各位看官要是有兴趣可以看看那时的评测文章

上周我忽然又想到这个问题,于是到他们网站上看了看是不是有升级。结果看到了最新的第三代产品:Bambook全键盘II。从名字来看,这次有了Qwerty键盘;从图片来看,这次去掉了我痛恨的摇杆。更有意思的是,这次盛大直接把价格定在499,不是之前的“内测价”998,也不是“正式价”999,更不是盛大高管提出的1499和后来在短信中建议的1299(注:这些数字是有典故的,有兴趣可以看看新浪科技转载自《创业家》杂志的文章:解析盛大锦书计划的前世今生,作者为王冀)。如果是这个价格,那就直接下单买一个吧。

Bambook in Cover
锦书第三代产品,全键盘II型电子书阅读器

当天下了订单,加价5块买了加急上门,第二天下午就拿到。在正式开始用之前,我还是那个老观点:电子书需要有一个强大的内容平台做支撑,而锦书+盛大是我目前能看到的最有样子的国内硬件+平台的组合。

只是,这个观点在两天之后有点变化。

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My Land And My People: A book review

No wonder why I purchased this book. But the Dalai Lama is always a mystery to me. That could be the reason why I spent some dollars three months ago.

For some reason, I’d like to write this post in English. This is the “one more thing” I learned from Dalai lama. If you want to be really popular, you’d better learn to speak and write in English.

My Land and My People
My Land and My People by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet

Since Dalai Lama is still a taboo in mainland china. His books are literally not available anywhere. When I visited Seattle in 2009, I had the chance to purchase one copy of The Art Of Happiness. It’s a printed book. There’s a picture of Dalai Lama on the cover. It’s hard to hide that in public. Therefore, I didn’t finish that book till today. Thanks to Kindle, the book finally has a disguise. Nobody could guess what I was reading. I can read Dalai Lama’s book in a place like Tian’anmen Square (It’s a political joke which foreigners hardly understand.).

Dalai Lama was not a daily topic in public propaganda. I can’t remember the first time when I heard his name. But I bet it came with terms like “reactionaries” and “secessionists”. When I have access to internet in late 1990s, I was somehow confused. Dalai Lama was not a bad figure overseas. He looks like an ordinary old man, a highly knowledgeable monk and nice guy. But why his name must be censored? I got no answer. I even didn’t know he is a laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize until the 2008 Tibet unrest. This ignorance made me sad and angry. That’s why most books I read on Kindle are biographies and memoirs.

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