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Sep. 10th, 2008 @ 08:47 am (no subject)
Current Mood: Fair to Middling?
Current Music: Soul Asylum - Nothing to write home about
Started moving a few bits into the house at the weekend, all the kitchen stuff is in (apart from the appliances that haven’t arrived yet). Once we had finished it started to feel more like a home and less of a shell, it was a bit of a reality check for me. I had a sort of "Oh my god this is actually going to happen" happy moment followed by a minor "Oh my god this is ACTUALLY going to happen" panic attack. Anyway I’m picking up the key finally tonight so I can start moving flat packed furniture in and get it built. I still need to buy a decent cable wireless router/firewall but the one I fancied seems to have some major flaws.

As an avid reader (and lover of all things gadget) I was interested in the new 'Sony Reader' that will store up to 160 e-books. At first I quite likes the idea. It's small enough to take on the train to work and when I finish a book I could already have another one ready. But.....

1. no-one really needs to carry 160 books with them.
2. I couldn't give up buying hardback copies of books, which would mean I’d have to buy them twice.
3. E-books aren't that much cheaper (if at all in some cases) than proper books
4. The damn thing is £200! I could buy an old iPAQ and use that instead for much less.
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Date:September 10th, 2008 09:30 am (UTC)
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I like the concept of e-paper/e-ink stuff, but unless it works just like the sci-fi movies I know I'm going to be bitterly disappointed. I think I'm going to have to wait a while before buying any e-ink based device.