Thursday, June 30, 2011

Joining the 21st century

Thanks to my family (Happy Birthday to ME), I am now the proud owner of a new Kindle 3G. Alan might be right. This eBook thing might have something to it after all.

I am off to go read something.


Glenn B said...

In the not too distant future I will begin buying bound books. I can read them without batteries, dry them out and still read if they get wet, tear them up to use as a fire starter in the event of an emergency, tear them up and use them as bottom cleaners in the event of an emergency of a different nature, cut out their centers and hide handguns inside them, write notes in the margins of ones on which I want to make comments, tear up the pages and use for mulch, hide U.S. currency between the pages, use them for interesting decorations, stock a bookcase with them, share them, copy them (whether legal or not),feel the weight of a good large one in my hands, turn the pages adding ever so slightly to the suspense, smell the library aroma of them, taste them on my finger tips after wetting my fingers to continue turning pages, use them to throw at a mouse or other vermin like a jerk then pick up and keep reading...and on and on and on. Sure, electronic book readers may be all the big fad but I will stick with paper books too.

All the best,

Newbius said...

GlennB, I am a big fan of the dead-tree format. I own a few hundred of those. The eReader has its place too. :)


Newbius said...

First book being read on the new Kindle? The Road to Serfdom.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Got mine last week. WooHoo! New books w/o leaving my recliner? Plug in the I.V. Honey, I'm going to be here awhile!