Goodbye 2009…

2009 was a great year but I’m looking forward to 2010.

2009 Travel Recap:

  • 121 Days on the Road
  • 4 countries (only one new…need to work on that in 2010)
  • Finally found the perfect bag for my 3 day road life

2009 Tech Recap:

  • Made the switch to an iphone but I HATE ATT as all I do is drop calls
  • After a long dismissive break in period fell in love with Twitter
  • Sold a lot of Kindles on flights across the US. There is nothing better than having the NYT and WSJ at the ready for the 6a flight out of BTV

2009 Alec Recap:

  • Braeburn St. and S. Burlington finally feels like home after 7 years on Willard St. in Burlington
  • Made it to the gym for regular beatings by Virgina most weeks despite the hectic travel schedule. (You know your life has changed when you pass on grabbing a beer with the crew so you can get a decent workout in)
  • Milton and life on the lake have become the place to relax with family and friends

Kindle Review

I’ve had my kindle about three weeks now and if you are on the fence about getting one…go get it. I was unconvinced until a friend who reads a lot unexpectedly raved about his. It pushed me over the edge to buy one.

The Good:

  • The wireless works everywhere so far
  • It worked well at the beach in direct sun light
  • I read more of both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal
  • Ordering new books is quick and easy. For example as we sat on the ground at the airport in DC
  • I take it everywhere because it is small and light
  • Good battery life with the wireless off

The Bad:

  • Images from the NYT and WSJ look horrible
  • The navigation through the papers is so so. I would like to customize how I read through the paper not the way they have it programed.
  • The back cover comes off from time to time when it is in the leather case

If I had to chose between my backberry and the kindle. The kindle would win.