Blind gestures Swiping to turn pages works fine if you're used to reading on a tablet, but I (and many other people) am not, so it feels weird. The left-to-right and right-to-left swipe works on tablets because you can see the next or previous page as you drag it onto the screen. There's a sense of progress: you can see the new page appearing, stuck to your thumb, taking over the screen. On the Kindle, you can't see this happening, which makes that a blind gesture, a gesture which you perform and sit back and hope it works. It co-opts a familiar gesture, but its hardware can't replicate the sensation that makes that gesture make sense. Blind gestures: bad!