Our lives change fast and our digital world is changing even faster. I remember riding the subway to work and seeing a train car fill with newspapers. Passenger eyes and heads were completely covered by sections of the The New York Times and The Washington Post. Today, I can see a passenger's eyes, but the newspapers are disappearing and heads are looking downward into tiny screens on devices I never thought I'd see. Reading gadgets like iPhones, Kindles, and other e-readers are becoming the new way to read your periodicals.
These devices are suppose to save paper and help the environment one tree at a time. But I can't seem to wrap my head around the concept of downloading a newspaper and flipping through sections as I seat in my lazyboy. Reading a paper extends far beyond text scrolling and mega pixels for me. I could not imagine sitting down on the couch with my son on Sunday mornings looking at a Kindle screen. Hey, where are the comics? The feel of paper in my hands still can't be replaced by a gadget I can't fold. I am not here to bash the Kindle or any other e-reader. I love technology, but sometimes simple things are the best. Maybe in a few years my kids will stop looking for the paper and I will find myself setting alone with my new device reading Grumpy Old Man. Found out more about e-readers below.
Sony Reader Digital Book