The Next Generation?

I love the internet. I love my laptop. I love my cell phone. In fact, I think that it would be hard for me to give up any of these things. Modern conveniences make life so much easier and have replaced so many things. They have become a part of my daily life and now I've found that I can't live without them.

You would think that I would welcome a new piece of technology if it claimed to be like a personal library that I could hold in the palm of my hand. I'll admit that it sounds pretty cool. I could take this device with me wherever I go and download the newest book in 60 seconds. I could read this book on a screen that has paper-like quality and not have to worry about recharging the battery for a week. A device like this really could change my life I suppose.

If you haven't already guessed what I'm going on and on about, you can go ahead a take a look for yourself. It's the Kindle.





Like I said before, I think I should like a Kindle, but maybe it is a little too "next generation" for me. I'm not going to say never, but for now I think I'll just stick to the real thing. I like books and everything about them. I like holding a book and turning the pages ( I even like the smell, unless it's one of those cheap paperbacks where the paper smells like newsprint). I like to use a bookmark to chart my progress. I like to be able to see the familiar titles lined up on my bookshelf.

Do you feel the same way I do, or is the Kindle on your Christmas wishlist?

4 comments:

Ann Boblett December 14, 2009 at 8:42 AM  

Bobbi - I'm with you. I don't see myself ever owning one of these. This is where I will always stay old fashion I guess. Nothing is better than thumbing through a good book.

CD Black December 14, 2009 at 11:24 AM  

I think I would take on a kindle. Only becuase I could have instant access to any book I want (if it has been archived yet). I do believe that a good stack of books is a must. Books I really love should be on my shelf where I can glance at them from time to time to say 'hello'. But books that I'm just going to feast and purge on could be disposable.

Jennifer December 14, 2009 at 2:55 PM  

I don't see Kindle in my future either and I love technology!

Bright-Mom December 17, 2009 at 6:53 PM  

I would LOVE a Kindle (or the Sony version). My sister travels A LOT and she loves the Kindle. I still would like to have real books for certain titles I just love! But to have a whole library in my hands at all times...I'm getting light headed just thinking about it! :)

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