Friday, 14 January 2011

With apologies to William C

With apologies to William Caxton, our boats namesake; we have decided to fore go the printed page for one of those newfangled e-readers, well two readers actually.   I feel a bit shamefaced about this because when these contraptions were first being banded about I was secretly quite scathing; what's wrong with books for goodness sake I thought . Why would you want to spend money on eeee-readers when books were so readily available and so, so, tactile, colourful and reeeadable?  Well this last weekend we came face to face with a KINDLE e-reader.  We played with it , we pressed buttons , we changed font sizes, we downloaded the daily newspaper, we checked the cost of e-books and the size of the available e-book library and we looked at the space that books take up on Caxton.  Suddenly my poor opinion of this technology was looking a bit silly.  After several days umming and arring we have decided to do the deed and go techie, tomorrow we are off to a store in Brum to wave the plastic and buy a couple of Kindles - sorry William.....

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I knew you would!!!

Abby

Karen said...

Hi Lesley,
I have been tempted with getting a kindle too, thinking of the space books will take up on the boat. I shall be interested in how you get on with it. Like you, I have always thought that nothing could replace the feeling of curling up in a comfy chair, holding and turning the pages of a good book!Am having a charity book swap next week to try and reduce the large number of books we have at home before we leave.
Karen

Alf said...

Shame on you !!

Nb Caxton said...

Was it the dribbling that gave it away Abby?
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Karen
I will report on progress on the blog.
Lesley

Nb Caxton said...

I know Alf, I know...
Lesley