Gratuitous Self Congratulations

You kids and your Nooks, Fires and such.

I’ve been preaching the glories of ebooks since I was reading them on the screen of my Palm V over a decade ago.

“First they ignore you, then they mock you, then they fight you, then you win.”

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9 Responses to Gratuitous Self Congratulations

  1. Whitebread says:

    Hah! My first eBook was Ender’s Game on a Palm III. I was 16. Late adopter.

  2. Morris says:

    The Kindle is a winner for me here in AU as far as I’m concerned. It’s the difference between being able to read a book as soon as I’ve purchased it, or waiting several weeks for delivery.

  3. Joat says:

    I’ve liked the idea of e-books, but I hate DRM, so I didn’t jump up and buy a kindle or a nook. I’ve got a ‘smart’ phone now, and Baen has started to suck the money out of my wallet for ones and zeros. I am looking for an e-ink reader now but I’m looking for a cheap used one I still don’t want to spend $80 on a book reader.

  4. Old NFO says:

    LOL, Good point Alan πŸ™‚

  5. Bubblehead Les says:

    Wife keeps taking my Kindle, guess what she’s getting for Christmas?

  6. Tam says:

    Really? ‘Cause I hated ’em on the screen of my Palm a decade ago, personally. Still can’t stand ’em on the screen of my smartphone. Didn’t like ’em on any e-ink reader I tried.

    They have a niche, though, in my life, given a device sufficiently multipurpose and cheap to make it worth buying, big enough to read, but small enough to not make you wish you’d just brought the whole laptop in the first place.

  7. Kristopher says:

    No alan.

    Then they point out that you were a hopeless geek for adopting the tech back when it wasn’t mature.

    And take all credit for the new tech while banishing you to the shun bench.

  8. Gnarly Sheen says:

    Ok, now say “you kids get off my damn lawn!”

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