The Kindle has many flaws, but it does allow you to read a few different non-DRM formats.
There are converters available from Amazon and/or Mobi for pdf and doc files.
Think about waiting somewhere in the middle of the day, or perhaps in an airport while you're traveling, and having immediate access to 100,000 books and hundreds of newspapers and periodicals from this pad in your hand.
Non-DRM Mobi books, like free e-books found online in Mobi format, or files you convert to Mobi files, are already supported on Kindle.
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