Thanks for the info. I have heard of the Kindle before, and I know other people here have mentioned it to me as well. I actually have something similar, that can convert any text into speech & I do use it. The only problem is that it is slow going, because you have to convert one page at a time, archive it all, and then listen to it. I need to get another machine, but it is $4000, and we don't have the money. But I think I am going to have to take out a loan for it or something, because after what I learned at the docs yesterday, I don't think that there is going to be any way that I can possibly get through school, and the future, without it.
One thing that I was unsure of about the Kindle -- can you only download specific books? They must only have certain books that are compatible...? For example, I don't think you could just choose any random book on amazon & get it on the kindle. It's probably only the most popular things, & the stuff I read probably wouldn't fit into that category.