I recently said to someone, “Oh, I’m not a gadget person, but I’m thinking of getting another Kindle”. They asked which gadgets I owned other than my older Kindle. I started to list them and I realised…err…oops!
Shortly thereafter, I came across a debate on “proper” books versus e-readers. To summarise, one person was adamant they would NEVER get an e-reader because it’s “just not the real thing”. I smiled to myself because I was in the exact position not too long ago, when the idea of reading on anything other than paper was anathema to me.
Fast-forward a mere two years and I’m now surrounding with so much choice, I’m like a kid in a candy store…and I want Santa to bring me more.
Specifically…(hope you’re listening, Santa!)…I want the Kindle Fire…
Or the new iPad Mini…(hmm, isn’t it pretty?)
But if Santa’s busy and sends his elf and they somehow get it wrong and get me a Kindle Paperwhite…
I’ll still say yes, please and thank you.
So what if it’ll bring my gadget total to….no, let’s not count them. In my defence, I still read my “proper” books, often and I don’t think I’ll ever stop.
What about you, where do you stand on E-readers versus “Proper” books”?