September 3, 2010
It's an Electronic Reader, Not a Vegetable!
The other day I was mulling over the frustration of not being able to get my kids to eat vegetables when I thought about some of the reluctance I come across when people unfamiliar with e-readers are approached about them. Some folks are so stubborn at the thought of reading a book electronically, they remind me of my kids at dinner. Rather than explore the options of different readers, or just take a taste and try reading a short story on a computer or hand-held device, they declare they are too old-fashioned or unable to work such modern gizmos. Some screw up their faces like a kid with a plate of greens in front of him. For Peter's sake, print books aren't going anywhere, but the efficiency and convince of e-books are here to stay, and things will only get better. And easier. I think the next time someone makes a face when I tell them I publish electronically, I'm going to hand them a can of spinach.