The day before yesterday, I received an email from the public library here. It was to inform me that I can now download books to my computer, or perhaps preferably eReader. Cool! I downloaded the software and checked it out … just because I can and that’s who I am.
However … as much as I’m in love with all the latest technology and web related stuff, I don’t have an eReader of any kind. Not because I can’t, but because I need someone to convince me of the advantages of reading a book on a tablet as opposed to a book.
It would be really cool to have an iPad, but just «cool» doesn’t justify it. I already have the BlackBerry and I’m not even sure I would want to be convinced of the advantages.
As I don’t use my phone for many real phone calls, an iPad could replace the phone, I guess … but many of the others, like for example Kindle, are solely e-book readers — you can’t go online and surf while your out [I think s0, at least … correct me if I’m wrong].
When I read books, I almost exclusively do it at night, in bed. Hence, I’d need one of these devices to take advantage of all this new at the library. That’s not going to happen any time soon. It’s not like ‘my busy lifestyle’ prevents me from going down to the library and pick up my books.
I’m not against e-readers/tablets in any way and I keep a very open mind. We’ll see what the future holds. Were I to get an iPad, that would be my first Apple product ever.