Can You Spot the Luddite?
25 December 2010
Unfortunately, I cannot upload the picture associated with this post because we have very limited internet access here at Exuma Land and Sea Park. But the picture which we'll eventually upload shows Bob, Carolyn, Judy, Chopin and I in our salon; me and Carolyn reading kindles, Judy and Chopin watching movies on netbook and Bob reading an old fashioned book....
If you know me or have been following our blog you will know that I'm a technology freak. I've got four bags of power cords and inverters for my various devices that I use for navigation, communication, entertainment, etc. But the best of all has been my kindle. I was given a kindle for my retirement gift two years ago and in the interim have read something like 140 books not to mention the various magazines that I've read on it. It's an amazing device.
Well, when Kindle 2 came out, I just had to have one so I indulged myself and bought one. Aside from it being able to download (at a modest price) virtually any book I want to read, it also has a web browser FOR FREE! Yep several of my short blog posts and email answers were from my kindle, using BATELCO free of charge where otherwise it would have cost our first born (Chopin, we're talking about you) to pay for the roaming charges.
Anyway, its' proven to be a wonderful device. So, Judy has inherited my original Kindle.
As well, in preparation for this cruise, we purchased a netbook. We already have a laptop on board but figured a smaller netbook with longer battery life, smaller footprint and redundancy would be great on board.
We have several hundred movies as well as tv series and audio books to fill in any idle time and Judy loves to watch a move in bed while I'm puttering around the boat.
So, with Carolyn and Bob on board, Carolyn gets my original Kindle, Judy and Chopin get the netbook for movies and I read incessantly my kindle 2. Poor old Bob has to resort to Gutenberg's media, the paper book. Oh well, he seems happy, even if he can't listen to music, surf the web, watch videos and check emails on his device. Poor Bob!