The time is coming and, like the Borg, it’s inevitable.
Last night we were with a group from NPU at David and Linda Parkyn’s home celebrating Christmas. Not only were we in the presence of friends and good music, but Linda pushed to think about a topic one more time. She asked what we would be reading over Christmas, Kris mentioned we’d be heading to warmer climes and told Linda what she’d be reading (see the post under this one) and then said, “Scot takes a small suitcase full of books.”
Linda said, “Not me. Get a Kindle.”
Let’s hear your perspectives on this new reading devices. Anyone switch from one to the other? Who has used both? What did you learn? Which do you recommend?You can buy a Kindle now for a mere $139. Here’s the link (Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6), and it has links to the more expensive versions.
Admission time #1: One of the books I want to take with me this Break is about Nietzsche but it must weigh two pounds and the weight of the thing makes me think of not taking it.
Issue #1: I’m still into the paper and binding mode, and I wonder about “owning” $10 bytes of electronic charge and seeing that as “my book.”
Admission #2: I’m still holding out for the iPad that has FaceTime because I want to see if that iPad lives up to its billing. Let’s say we get that iPad … then what: Will I be reading books on the iPad? I do know that whether we get a Kindle or an iPad, magazines and newspapers will be electronic charges.