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Google Doodle September 27, 2013
Searching for "Elle Crystal" today
That's a lot of connections ...
Friday September 27, 2013
There's nothing like sitting on the edge of your seat - watching the latest dramas play out - to capture the attention of an audience. Today that translates to - only three days left until the budget shutdown in Washington as things remain up in the air. I still see the shutdown avoided but ... we have to consider that things don't go according to Plan A anymore ... the former predictable patterns of reality having changed. So what is Plan B and how viable is it?
The "search" is also on for Obamacare and what it means to each of. The smartest people I know remain unclear and search for answers in a world where most countries offer free medical care while our current system is a joke.
No one likes to learn more than children, their curiosity often insatiable. From birth, children spend most of their time figuring things out and how they fit into the evolving puzzle of humanity. Today the tools are faster, easier, and better, which goes along with their brain programming. The search for answers continues on ... until the program ends.
The word Kinder means Children in German. Kinder takes me to Kindle.
As this summer came to an end, and my grandchildren prepared to go back to school, grandma decided it was time to start their year with something special ... the Kindle Fire HD 7 inches. No sooner decided when Amazon ran a special at $159 per Kindle down from $199. With the exception of my grandson Michael, who is a sophomore in High School with a 4.0 average and didn't want the Kindle, the 5 younger grandchildren were thrilled to have their new toy, put to immediate use as a game.
"Okay," said a somewhat disappointed grandma. "But what about books?" My second oldest grandson, Vanni, 13, in AZ. must have telepathically heard me and had started an online library. He's in the 8th grade and loves to read. His birthday was in August so I sent an extra $50 for more books. His sister Joie - who turns 11 on October 14th - informed me that she can download music and such from her Apple products to the Kindle. What I also didn't know is that the children are allowed to take the Kindles to school to read. Grandma is so happy - mission accomplished. FYI - all of my grandchildren - including Noah, who turned 8 on Monday - knew how to set up their Kindles. Grandma has to catch up...
One month later ...
Amazon unveils Kindle Fire HDX with 24/7 live help PhysOrg - September 25, 2013
Amazon has refreshed its line-up of tablets with new devices, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation. To help those who are unfamiliar with tablets, the new Kindles come with a feature called "Mayday", which allows users to summon a live customer service representative in a tiny video window. The helpers can explain new features or troubleshoot problems while guiding users with on-screen hand scribbles. They can even take control of the device from afar. CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the feature to reporters Tuesday, saying it is "completely unique" and takes advantage of Amazon's massive cloud computing and customer service infrastructure. It also builds on Amazon.com Inc.'s reputation for excellent customer service.
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