This is what I’ve been doing today - enthralled by the screenglow and wonderful collection of ebooks I now have on my iPad. I love that it takes only seconds for me to go from reading a book review online, deciding I want that book, and having it in my hot little screen in a matter of moments. It’s a far cry from visiting the local library, paying to reserve the book and waiting a month to pick it up. Now I’m all about instant gratification, baby ;)
Meanwhile, my real books are being pushed aside to gather dust in the gloom. Not that they weren’t dusty already, and not that they’re going to be abandoned forever, but I have to say that it’s quite handy to be able to read in the dark without having to turn on a light. Especially when it’s so grey outside and I want to wallow in winterness for a while.
I’d like to think there’s something deep and allegorical about all this, but honestly, I’m just very much into the technology - and getting more impatient as I get older.