Always been as much of an early adopter as my bankroll and credit lines would allow, but age is catching up there with me as number one son now regularly cleans my clock at Madden and NHL on the Xbox, and apparently I slow him down on Halo missions. That said, a friend’s facebook posting about a $100 Plasma tv set had me thinking.
Anyway, it happens, I think I’m losing a step. I was watching a discussion about Nooks versus Kindles via twitter the other day with a little bit of interest. I’ve always been a pretty avid reader, but I’m loyal to the printed page and that will remain, but….
My final christmas gift arrived yesterday. My son’s lovely mom imparted a Kindle on to me. It’s a straight forward reader, which is good as I don’t need another data port at this rate, but as somebody who rarely needed the directions for gizmos, I found I was looking for some directions (a first). With a little futzing and learning where the buttons are, I had two books that I was curious about, but not enough to buy loaded up at nice discount prices. I immediately remembered a former boss’s words of doom about the end of the printed book as we know it, ignored them and kept working the due diligence between Amazon.com and my new toy
So, it’s a noble experiment, figured out how to work it all in the privacy of my living room, reducing the silliness of figuring it out in front of, well, my tech savvy kids.
So far? Kinda cool. Don’t think it will get in the way of any real book store purchases, but might digitally get my arse to the library a little more.