Kindles Replace Gideon Bibles at UK Hotel
The Bible goes digital at a U.K. hotel.
Bible-thumping might not be a good idea, as it can break the screen on your Kindle — at least if you are at the Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, U.K.
The British newspaper The Telegraph reported today (July 3) that the hotel will be replacing the traditional hardcover Gideon Bibles with Amazon Kindle e-readers loaded with the text.
Guests can also download up to 5 pounds worth of other religious content for free. They can also load other content, which will simply appear as a room charge on their bills. Hmm, so presumably you could download "Fifty Shades of Gray" to your Bible ereader.
Intercontinental, owner of the Hotel Indigo chain, says it is operating the experiment until July 16, when the company will decide whether to continue it at the hotel, or even expand it to the company's 44 other hotels around the world. [Your Guide to eBooks]