I'm not much of a gadget nerd. Actually, that's an understatement. I'm totally in a deficit...not packing muggers' delights of any sort. I don't have a cell phone much less a Blackberry or any other hand-held, buttony communication tool. I know! Crazy right? Nor do I have satellite radio, a Mark of the Beast tracker on my car, a digital pen, an X-Box or a PS...whatever number they're on now...15?
I don't get the point of Twittering, especially via phone, and have failed miserably at it, making it so evident that micro-blogging is NOT for me. In like six months, I think I've posted twelve times or something like that. Wanna follow me? I'm totally thrilling, not boring at all.
I did finally catch up to this age and get an MP3 player for exercising and running, but that's a fairly new addition to my pocket of nothing but gum.
Now Amazon is tossing Kindle out there like it's the next best thing since sliced bread and cocaine-free soda. No not Kindle. Kindle2. Excuse me. We've upgraded. Something tells me, I'm not in the target market for this revolutionary book-not product.
I've read plenty of books on my computer screen, some phenomenal, but I just didn't get absorbed into that fictional world like I would've had I read the same thing on paper. There's a difference. I'm not quite sure what it is, but it matters. Yes, a Kindle2 is convenient. You can order a "book" on Amazon and *poof* it's just in there like magic. No wait. No postage. You're saving trees and ink. Benefits galore, but it's just not for me. Even if I were compelled to snatch up every new thing off the belt, I still wouldn't buy it. I like to curl up with a book and a mug of cocoa and just read.
I just hope the Kindle2 doesn't have people burning books to save landfill space or turning libraries into museums. What a sad day that will be.
PAPER or SCREEN? Choose wisely, my friends? There may be no turning back.
~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs?