Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Digital Reader

Arkansas Patti, on her blog (http://thenewsixty.blogspot.com/2009/11/kindle.html) recently wrote about Kindle, the electronic book. I was surprised but pleased to learn that its reading surface does not have the computer screen glare that I had assumed would be the problem.
I am a regular at our small town library, shown here. The library, a mile and a half from my house, is a good destination for a walk. The librarian is always interested in acquisition requests and is great about using the State inter library loan system. It even has downloadable books for borrowing, which I have never tried. I don’t think my eyes would tolerate reading an entire book off a computer screen. That’s why I was glad to learn about the non-glare feature of a Kindle even though I am not about to run out and purchase one. I still like the feeling of a book, but I get the appeal of a digital reader.

What I did see recently was a digital reader for the kitchen. You know, designed to hold recipes, menus, cooking tips, and such. That is something I would use in a heartbeat. It costs around $300 dollars, though. I figure, as with so many electronics, in a short enough time the cost will go down and the reliability and ease of use will go up, so I’m not running out to buy one now


Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for the link Olga. I love your library, it looks like a retired church.
I had seen that recipe reader and was almost tempted but then I realized that all I had to do was google sweet potatoes on my computer, get 167 recipes and I could print out the one I wanted.
So like you, I can wait for the price to come down.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Amy said...

Is this a thinly disguised Christmas hint? $300? Hopefully Kevin reads this!