Books? An acquaintance came by a couple weeks ago to pick up some firewood we had and told me about e-books and a reader from Amazon.com called Tindel. Not being the kind of person who jumps on every technological bandwagon that comes along I have thought about it and finally looked it up on the web. I have come to the conclusion that this device and others like it will most certainly revolutionize the way we read and store books. We have several book shelves in our loft full and overflowing with books. That space could be used for other things.
This little book reader can be adjusted so you can change the size of the font therefore not having to wear glasses to read. It is suitable for direct sunlight. It it small enough to go with you where ever you may be unless that is in the woods cutting firewood. You can e-mail with it. It will do your laundry, check your blood pressure, cook your meals and hum you to sleep at night. Well, maybe not all this but I'm sure they will keep improving its capability. With all these features in something a third of an inch thick, weighs less than a pound, and is portable who could go wrong. You can download classics for free, other books for a dollar each in less than 60 seconds.
So I believe this will revolutionize books as we know them and reading. I thought since I am so far behind in reading the books I already have I will wait on one but Carol is an avid reader and so we ordered one for her for Christmas.
They tout statistics that people are reading 18% more for those who have these sophisticated readers. Of course statistics are more readily available too, like 30% of all people who are in church on Sunday are not Christian. There is a baby aborted ever 6 seconds. Statistics can scare the bejeebers out of you... I wonder what the statistics are for people like me to warm up to technological equipment like this as compared to when I was a kid. We didn't have TV and listened to a huge console radio that was taller than I was for entertainment? I probably don't want to know as those statistics would be a scary for sure. If you are my age or even younger, just stop and think about all the advantages and improvements that have been made. Cell phones that do about everything verses a wall mount phone that was two long and one short and one long ring so you would know it was for you. Trouble is that not many even had telephones to call you so you got to listen in one everyone else's conversation and they listened to yours. Most folks have never heard of a party line. It is beyond my comprehension but I'll bet I could read all about it on a Tindel...