So you've probably heard of the Kindle. Another multi-hundred-dollar gizmo for the technocrats, right?
Wrong. Sort of.
Kindle is a, well, ecosystem. I know, an annoying heady word. But, really, it is. You can get the free software for your PC, your Mac, your iPod/iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, Android, etc. (Scroll down below the pitch for the expensive doo-dad you don't need.)
You don't even need one of their fancy gadgets. You can just use any of the devices you already have.
I admit it, I do like the ability to hold a book in my hands. Of course, my nightstand is overflowing with books and magazines in progress. And one of the books I have to keep sending back to the library because it's taking me forever to read.
So tonight, I decided enough was enough. Downloaded the app for the iPhone and the two computers, and now I can read the book anywhere. Handy.
And it's so slick that I'm looking into our library who also offers borrowing through a different electronic system because I think I'm starting to like this "having lots of books with me" thing.