Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More Fun Than The Pledge Drive

It's pledge drive week.

I've discovered that if you email your Kindle a PDF file and use convert as the subject line, it will convert the PDF to some sort of more Kindly format. Specifically, it means that the robo-voice can read documents to you as you drive home if your car has an 1/8" audio-in jack.

Fun fact about the Kindle, it pronounces acronyms as words if it thinks it can. So it will say "enn-vee-eye-dee-eye-ay" and "cyuda."

Given a choice, would you rather hear local hosts ad libbing about how you should call now? Or the Kindle's robo-voice intone about bottom-up approaches to developing exascale runtime libraries in application domains?