Thursday, June 16, 2011
Buying An eReader
Last week I updated my family's coefficient of technology by buying my first wife an iPad 2.
And just the other day I finally ordered a Kindle for us. Well that's mostly for me and the kids since my wife has the iPad and I won't let my clumsy kids near it.
It just hit my price point - $114 to buy the ad-riddled Wi-Fi model.
Essentially they give you $25 off the price if you agree to suffer ads ("promotions"!) on the screensaver.
I have no intention of *buying* any ebooks; I hope to take advantage of the old no-longer-copyrighted ones that can be accessed for free. See - Project Gutenberg. Here on Long Island we enjoy, and capitalize on, an enormous well-funded library network. Any book I need I simply order online and the deliver it promptly to my local branch.
Few humans collectively read more books than my son and I. So if anyone can use a *reader* it's the homeschooling Nut family.
The device should be here any day - I'll let y'all know how it goes.
And if any of y'all are going to buy one....please use my links to do so. The Prince jumps very high whenever he gets Amazon commissions. Thanks again to those of you who've been doing so.