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2011 Gadgets Wishlist

I'd like a 3D printer. I'm tempted to download DAVID (the 3d scanning software) and install it on my toughbook. But I'd a 3D printer to replicate the scanned images. There seems to be a lot of open source solutions out there, however something like a Dimension desktop 3d printer would be cool.
Unfortunately I don't think my wife would be to happy if I spent $10K + on one ;).
So I'll settle for a new Android phone.
 
Has anyone tried reading / using an e-book (Kindle, iPad etc) for quant material?

Just wanted to know if ebooks are appropriate for using with textbooks.
 
Has anyone tried reading / using an e-book (Kindle, iPad etc) for quant material?

Just wanted to know if ebooks are appropriate for using with textbooks.
The $139 Kindle I looked at on Amazon, and the reviews of people who has used it to read quant finance paper. Here is a pic of how it looks

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alain

Older and Wiser
the standard browser at my employer is IE6 and I don't see the transition to newer and better things anytime soon. I don't use it but that's the standard.

I've read textbooks in the kindle. I'm not a fan.
 
Kindle is too small and Kindle DX is too big, and they cannot keep notes.

The $139 Kindle I looked at on Amazon, and the reviews of people who has used it to read quant finance paper. Here is a pic of how it looks

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Kindle is too small and Kindle DX is too big, and they cannot keep notes. From a survey result, 8" eBook is a good balance. I would also like to have an eBook reader which can use a pen to keep notes on the screen. Obviously Kindles can't do that.
 
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