Newtonium Posted October 2, 2009 Share Posted October 2, 2009 OK, I confess it now, I am not addicted to having the latest technology. I have a 2-year-old computer, no cell phone, no Blackberry, no iPod. The basic reason is that I also have no money, but also I am just not that impressed or excited by the latest technology. I can see where having a cell phone can be a convenience, but how is a BlackBerry better than a date book? I seem to lack the gene that makes everyone else immediately get addicted to whatever the newest gizmo is. But I really dislike electronic books. My uncle's wife has one and thinks it's the best thing since Jesus invented sliced bread. She was showing it to me and thought it was awful! The screen had no contrast so it was really tiring on my eyes, the thing was uncomfortable to hold and if you turned it the wrong way you couldn't see anything but glare, and I just kept thinking, what happens when the batteries wear out? And how do you mark your page? So of course today I'm reading a magazine that declares that electronic books have already won the battle against printed ones. I think that's a bit hyped, but I can see the younger generation glomming onto the e-gizmo, and I hate the thought. I do not want a "book" that can run out of juice, that I can't see half the time, that I can't walk to my study and lay hands on immediately, without searching through acres of folders. So my reaction was, BLECH! Is it just me, or is anyone with me on this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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