Being at home on a rainy day, but wanting to read some new novel that just came out, you can have it in seconds. This concept (not hobbled by DRM) is pretty damned liberating.
The Kindle has many flaws, but it does allow you to read a few different non-DRM formats.
Granted the PDF converter seems to have some trouble with graphics PDF's, but for books the converter works very well.
There are converters available from Amazon and/or Mobi for pdf and doc files.
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