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