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So, I’ve owned my iPad for a few weeks now and I absolutely love this device. I eagerly wanted to see how the iPad fared as an e-reader, particularly when compared to my trusty Kindle.

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My iPad is hours away.  Here’s globalization at work.  Designed in America, with components manufactured in Japan, China, and/or Taiwan, plus a few more I’m unaware of (Apple sources many providers for the same components), and assembled in Shenzhen, China – full of content and software written in the United States and Europe – few things embody modern globalization like the iPad.  Mine left that factory in Shenzhen on April 11, then to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Alaska, Tennessee, Dallas, Fort Worth, and now its on a truck heading my way – all in 7 days, including a weekend.

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I love my Amazon Kindle.  I have one of the original ones bought it the day they came out.   A feature I continue to ask for on the Kindle is some indicator of some page number one could find on a physical copy of the book.  Lacking this feature I had to get creative when citing a work I only have access to on the Kindle.
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