How To Read and Drive Safely — At the Same Time

September 21, 2010 § 3 Comments

The bus driver caught in Portland reading his Kindle while driving his bus originally peaked my interest, because I read my Kindle all the time when I’m driving. I didn’t see what the big deal was until he turned the page. This was a dead giveaway that the bus driver didn’t have a clue how to use his Kindle. If you are going to drive and read, let the Kindle read to you with its text to speech function, then when you are done driving, you can just start reading where the text to speech voice left off. It turns the pages for you, so you can drive.

Maybe Amazon can do that for the next commercial — How To Safely Read Your Kindle and Drive At the Same Time.

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§ 3 Responses to How To Read and Drive Safely — At the Same Time

  • birdman says:

    Does Nook have the same feature or is this another strong point for Kindle over Nook?

  • Jeff Nielson says:

    I wonder why they don’t have that feature on phones? that way people could just listen to their texts? Maybe they do and they don’t wanna listen??

  • Nook doesn’t have text to speech, just the Kindle. The publishers have made noise that it is a violation of copyright, but it is an interesting question.

    The phone apps don’t have text to speech yet. Probably more copyright concerns with the book readers than technological inability. My Google Voice has fair speech to text capabilities, so getting it to go the other way would certainly work better.

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