So I'm joining the kindle generation. I might add that I have not the slightest interest in downloading anything from Amazon - and why would I, when I'm a cheapskate and second hand books are so much cheaper? - so this particular sale will not only be a loss leader for them but a loss outright. I'm buying it purely so I can read my friend's marathon musical copyright novel a little more easily than I can from a PC screen, and free downloads from Project Gutenberg become a little easier to squeeze into my day. There are of course rival technologies, but I don't want a keyboard, a touch screen, voice recognition, universal translation or Star Trek tricorder capability. The only secondary function old fashioned paper books had for me was supporting the legs of the table I used to use as a desk, and I never asked for more. I suppose there might have been be an iPhone app for that too, but in the end my solution was to get a proper desk.
Well, that's me done for today. I'm off to hunt down a woolly mammoth for my lunch.
Everything Will Not Be Better Tomorrow -
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