Department of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RuG - The Department of Neuroscience is a joint effort of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG).

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  • Teresa A. Hogan - A note from an avid readerI received my Kindle for Christmas from my daughter and son-in-law. I was a little surprised when she mentioned it because of the cost and I told her I would try the Kindle and if I didn't like it would give it back to her. After setting it up, downloading and reading my first book, my daughter asked how I liked it. I told her that she wasn't getting it back and if she wanted one, she'd have to wrest it from my cold dead hands or buy one herself, because she wasn't getting mine! I just found out she has ordered the newest version for herself.
    We live in a relatively rural area, with a small local library, but we do have internet service and the pleasure of shopping on the Wispernet from my chair or wherever I happen to be and downloading a book in seconds is simply marvelous. I have been an avid reader since I first walked to the local library with my Mother MANY long years ago. This product is great. I have downloaded all my favorite books and can read whenever and wherever I want. And I can carry all the books with me on my travels in a small, compact space. Congratulations on a great product and my thanks to those who developed it. And thanks to Amazon for having a great collection of books to choose from. Teresa Hogan
  • Dulce - This product is working Excellent for me.Been taking this product for almost a month now and I wanted to wait until I saw some results before posting anything. So far I have lost several inches in my waist and Hip areas and I have been working out, (started out power walking but now doing power fitness classes) and really eating right. For me, It's not so much that this is a miracle pill but it just really helps curb those cravings. It also gives me energy too which I wasn't expecting since I thought it wasn't a stimulant. Nevertheless, I feel Great since I've been on it.
  • M. Jennings - You couldn't pry it from this migraine sufferers hands!!!I received my Kindle for Christmas after begging and campaigning for the thing for a couple months. Now that I've used it for a few weeks, I am literally in love.

    First let me say that I have tried many e-readers before, and being a migraine sufferer (bad enough to take preventative meds every day)the whole e-reader thing has always been an issue for me. I love the concept, but get a migraine from the screen. Well, I'm happy to say that I have had NO problems with the Kindle and have read it for hours at a time. The e-ink is unbelievable. It really does look like the page of a book and you can even read it in really bright sunlight(a problem with other e-readers).

    It's easy to use, requires no complicated set-up, and you can begin downloading books right away. I am very impatient when it comes to getting new books. If I see a book I want to read, I want it now, and that has definitely been a benefit of the Kindle. I timed it one day just to humor myself, and 15 seconds after I hit "Buy" the book was on my Kindle. No more midnight runs to the bookstore or stalking the mailman waiting on a book.

    I also really like the note taking capabilities. I generally write in the margins of my books and then have to flip through them later trying to find something. With the Kindle, you go to the book and click on "My Notes" and it pulls up all the notes you took on that book. Love that! And I'm completely obsessed with the silver cursor. I cannot figure out how the silver cursor works, but how cool is that? I know that's not an important feature, but cool none the less.

    I know that it has e-mail capability and MP3 capabilities, but come on. I have the Kindle to read books from. I really don't need another thing that beeps at me when I get an e-mail. That's why I have a Blackberry. I've looked at the function, but it just doesn't interest me, so I really can't comment on how well it works.

    The selection of books has been great. There have only been one or two things that I've searched for and been unable to find. I love to read the classics and have been able to get a lot of those for free or .99 which I REALLY love.

    My only big complaint with the Kindle is the crappy cover that you find in the really cool box (again, box unimportant, but cool nonetheless). It is supposed to hold the Kindle, but mine was pretty smooshed from packaging and so the tabs won't hold it securely. There should be tabs to hold the other side or something.

    A minor complaint is the fact that I'm noticing lots of books over $9.99. This was a huge selling point for me pushing to receive a Kindle. I can buy a lot of books for $359! I hope that they keep the prices reduced.

    A lot of people have asked me why I can't just read the books on paper. What's the point in an e-reader? Well, if you've ever hauled a suitcase full of books through the airport (not kidding!), you know why. I'm a very fast reader and usually read three or four books at a time. I pick up which ever one I'm in the mood for. Carting around a selection of books is not practical - but slipping my Kindle into my purse with ALL my books on it is. It may not be for everyone, but it is a dream come true for me!
  • Paul M. - Gave me wonderful powersI bought the Denon AKDL1 Dedicated Link Cable for optimal sound quality but upon plugging in noticed a slight tingly sensation. Later in the day I began peeing purple and seeing through walls. I eventually used the cable to change my appearance and have been living as George Clooney ever since. Don't worry, the real Clooney is safe.