"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."
~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War and other Laws of Power (Mobi; Translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles; Kindle version)
I have discovered many different quotations over the years attributed to Sun Tzu and his treatise The Art Of War, but never actually read it. I discovered it for free on Amazon and downloaded it to my Kindle a few weeks ago. I've been reading through a little at a time during my lunch every few days. I checked and apparently it is no longer available from Amazon to customers in the U.S. I find that odd.
I love my Kindle. In addition to feeding my ongoing addiction to mystery, thriller, paranormal, and romance novels, without causing further storage problems for me, I am thrilled with always having access to books. I would like to build an electronic reference library for myself, but it will take time. I still like the feel of my hard cover books, and for anything that requires a diagram, illustration, or picture for full understanding, a real book is best. But honestly for just reading or even searching, and even for quick reference books, my Kindle rocks.