03 August 2010

There's a Four Letter Word for That

Back in the day, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and people had to spin this weird dial seven times in order to make a phone call, this magical story-carrying apparatus was called a BOOK.

I'm just sayin'.

9 Comments:

At 8/3/10, 7:40 PM, Blogger Christian said...

I'm partial to analog as well.

 
At 8/3/10, 9:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's also the Kindle, iPad, Sony Reader, and the Kobo!

 
At 8/3/10, 9:54 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

I know!! And I just don't get it. How are they better than having and reading a real book? What is the point of these electronic readers?

 
At 8/3/10, 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've engaged in this argument constantly since i bought my kindle (which i love) here's the upsides.

1.) Instant gratification. Someone tells me about a book, i turn on the kindle, buy it, start reading.

2.) Paper waste - i email work documents and schedules to my kindle to go over at home or reference when i'm on vacation.

3.) Paper weight - hundreds of books @ 9 ounces.

4.) Cheaper books. Sure there's the overhead of purchasing the device, but i've past breaking even.

5.) And this is the serious stuff. I'm dyslexic. how tired I am or how long i've been staring at a screen or been under florescent lights affects the way my eyes and brain process information. The kindle (not the ipad) is a e-ink screen and very easy on my eyes. And I can adjust the text size to a comfortable, digestible size. I simply read more easily and faster with the kindle.

6.) fits into a zip-lock bag. Yes - for reading in the bath or shower

7. its a conversation starter? =D

i'm a big hold-out when it comes to technology. And i'm 29. Still don't have an iphone. Still shoot film on my nikon F4. I miss being able to scribble in the margins - but what can I say. I'm a little saddened to see the stack of books along the length my wall cease to grow. I guess what i'm saying is that i'm going to miss the book...

 
At 8/3/10, 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: I've also just purchased a 6'4 tuflite. no more dings! take that dinosaurs! (Kidding, i'm kidding, kinda)

 
At 8/3/10, 11:04 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

Anon, I'll give you a pass. You can have your Kindle and I won't look askance at you. To everyone else, I ask . . . why?

 
At 8/3/10, 11:06 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

Hold up! Wait a minute!!

Anon, a pop-out? Really? Brother, I'm now officially verklempt and no longer speaking to you!

 
At 8/5/10, 9:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant help but love waking up surrounded by books....I'd rather wake up to a room filled with books, than a 'lover' any old day! A great book never gets old....but a 'lover'...? I'm just sayin....

 
At 8/5/10, 11:04 PM, Blogger Surfsister said...

Anon, I raise you waking up to a room filled with books and a lover who knows them as well as you do. I call!!

 

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