Saturday, June 5, 2010


My hub nut got an iPad a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty swanky, but in all honesty, it looks and feels like a really big heavy iPhone. I teased him about it really being just a laptop sized phone without a keyboard. Of course, he came home the other day with the iPad accessory keyboard.


I have a laptop, and a phone, so what would I need with a hybrid laptop?

While waiting at the doctor's office with my mom, I spoke with an older woman who had a Kindle. She had the first version, and said she took it with her everywhere.

What appealed to me was how simple and straightforward it was. No camera, just basic internet, not a lot of gadgetry I don't need or want. Think about it - you can load 1500 books on something the size of a flat paperback. 1.8 million out-of-copyright books available FOR FREE. Newspapers, everything in one place. The battery lasts for a week. It's perfect for what I want.

If I were a student, I would certainly like to be able to make notes in the margins and have them there permanently without fear of a semester's worth of notes disappearing into the stratosphere. That, and the ability to quickly rifle and earmark pages.

In spite of that, I want Santa to bring me a Kindle.

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