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Kindle Fire: the $40 cooking aid

outRIAAge | Dec 14, 201605:39 PM     11

I've used a 1st generation Kindle Fire for recipes for years, to great effect. Come up with a recipe, write it in Word, transfer it to my Kindle, and it's already there by the time I get to the kitchen.

When the price of the new Kindle went down to $40 a few days ago, I was all over it like a cheap suit. They cannot possibly be making money on something this capable, so I figure it's a loss-leader, designed to sell Amazon Prime and Kindle books, fine by me.

Forgive me my aged naivety, but it looks like the bargain of the century so far. I let it charge up overnight, went to set it up this morning, but it had beaten me to it and was ready to go, with all my books and recipes already on board and some talking non-head called Alexa offering assistance.

I'd planned to mount my old one in the kitchen, and use the new one for book-reading, but I see it's going to go the other way. To test it, I had Alexa bring up a Youtube video of salmon filleting (a hilariously-unhygienic one with chickens wandering over the filleting table), and I'll bet I can train Alexa to assist in cooking, too.

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-7-...

Oh brave new world, that has such gadgets in it...

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Disclaimer: My only attachments to Amazon are the hundreds of reviews I've written, sometimes for free stuff they sent me, and the fact that I've interviewed there twice to no avail, perhaps not unrelated to the fact that I was about 20 years older than anyone I saw in the place, and I got the distinct impression that I was only there for show.

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