e-reading: This Time it’s Personal

I was determined to master my Reader by Christmas as I have all but ignored it since last Christmas. I dutifully downloaded Under the Dome by Stephen King and Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel last Boxing Day but I didn’t get to Stephen until last month. (We will never speak of the Ruination of Stephen King by Samantha Kelly. Never) I have always suspected the main problem for me was the size of the screen of my pocket edition; as is so often the case in life, 5″ is simply not enough. Even by selecting the smallest text I was … Continue reading e-reading: This Time it’s Personal

Decompression and Charging

I know, I know. I hear you. But mine is a future with room for books of both the ‘real’ and the ‘e’ kind.  Although I do think my pocket Sony Reader is just too darn small. I have managed to find the bloody thing again and am currently charging it; my plan being to read the mighty Stephen King’s Under the Dome which I downloaded last Boxing Day. I am pretty sure if that had been a book, I would have finished it by the end of the next day. But perseverance and noble spirit and yaddah, yaddah… While … Continue reading Decompression and Charging

iWant One, iDo

The twin obstacles of lack of money and lack of understanding have so far precluded me from the iPhone revolution. As a Generation-X-er, a youngish one mark you, I view technological advances and gadgets by looking at what they can do for me – ‘What do I want this to do?’ The whole iPhone phenomenon has passed me by, simply because  I already have a phone. I use it to talk to people, text people and take crappy photographs – although I do nothing with them because I don’t know how to upload them to my computer. I realise I … Continue reading iWant One, iDo