Saturday, March 31, 2018

Where Have You Been All My Life?!

So, yesterday I talked about technology and Joey’s and my difference thoughts on the subject.  One thing that has come along the pipeline that’s made crip entertainment easier is the Kindle and other e-readers.

I remember going through school and college with these thick books stuffed between me and the side of my chair.  You do what you gotta do, right?  At any rate, it was tedious to go to your locker, get your book if you didn’t drop it trying to get it out of your locker, stuff it beside you, go to class, and when you get to class, you need a shoehorn to get your book out.  Of course, when class is over, you reverse the process.  Writing the process was like doing the process.  LOL.

I’ve always liked reading.  Hell, I’m a writer now probably because I read.  HOWEVER, then again, there was the bit about carrying a 200, 300+ page book wherever until I was done.  It’s over 1000 pages.  Yeah, I read it the Summer ’94.  It was a bear.

Then, one time we were at the folks, Mom showed us her first gen Kindle.  We played with it, checking the resolution, whether we could read on it.  It was bad.  We did our homework between the Nook and the Kindle, and she chose the Kindle.  She read a couple books, but it felt and feels weird to her not carrying an actual book.

I got my first iPhone in ’09 with the 3GS.  BTW, the smart phone’s another godsend from the god-awful flip phone that inevitably crip hands couldn’t open before the caller hung up or the honking Saved by the Bell, which I had as my first phone when I started to walk home from school and have a social life.  And, since we’re always sitting, no butt dialing, ABLE-BODIES!  Just kidding.

Anyhoo, with the phone came the Kindle app.  As long as I have money, I can get any book that’s formatted electronically like Narnia and the Lord of the Rings series, which, in the combined anthology book, was ridiculously huge.  Where was this when I was in school? I’m probably gonna get the Lemony Snicket series (13 books) since we’re watching Netflix’s second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, which I’ll talk about after we finish binging it.

Be good to each other.


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