Half a year is a long time in tech world. In August 2010 I smugly declared that people with e-books were usually ‘early- to mid-30’s male with a satchel’ (See News + Paper. Read all about it!).
Although I am a later-30’s female without a satchel, I now have my own e-book reader. Husband bought me an Amazon Kindle for Christmas. Despite my reservations about mindlessly sucking up every digital device or idea that flashes its USB ports at me, I do like my Kindle.
Good things about my e-book reader
E-books and my Kindle are quite charming because I can:
- Carry a dictionary with me. Just in case.
- Read with my sunglasses on.
- Read a sample chapter of a worthy book, find it too dull, then not buy the book. No book wastage at all.
- Drink single-origin coffee in cafes with cool geeks wearing grey v-neck t-shirts. (I just can’t help myself stereotyping trendy tech-heads.)
Bad things about my e-book reader
I still love paper because I can:
- Leave it for weeks and not have to charge it.
- Turn pages without that black/white screen flicker (although I did get used to that on my Kindle very quickly).
- Choose a book purely on the basis of its cover art and font.
- Know that it will always be compatible, fully supported and scalable. I am assuming that my kids and future generations will still have eyes to read and hands to turn pages.
- Drink single-origin tea in book shops with cool nerds wearing black v-neck t-shirts.( I must stop stereotyping people …)
I am now happily embroidering myself a Kindle case. Craft + tech = Crach?? I am quite addicted.
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If we all have e-book readers, then will we still be buying delightful fake book wallpaper?