Well now, only a little more than 365 short days later, I must make a humbling admission. Please sit down as this may come as a shock from an old timer like me, but, I have been reading ….. Ebooks! Yes, it’s true. For the last couple of months I have been reading books (can I still call them that?) on my iPad. More horrifying is that I must say that I was quite enjoying the experience.
Some weeks ago, I had a wickedly evil economising measure idea after my wife had filled the last remaining gap in our numerous bookcases. Yes, bookcases. They are made of wood and stand about seven foot tall. Well, my idea was that instead of buying a new bookcase, I would buy her a Kindle. Much cheaper and I though she might economise on book purchases as well. I had my doubts that she would adapt, but was prepared to allow a bit of time and put up with some screaming and general ebook negativity from a long time ‘spine cracker’.
She fell in love with her Kindle on her first book! So problem solved in record time. Unfortunately, as is often the case when you solve a problem, another one arises. My problem is that I am jealous now. Her Kindle just looks so much more comfortable than my iPad and as I am not endowed with the best eyesight, the Kindle is much kinder on old pupils.
Yes. You guessed right. I just ordered myself a Kindle. Welcome to 2011 Derek.