Saturday, October 22, 2011

The 2020 debate: Will eReaders last?

TinyDreamer sent me a link to a very intriguing article.  I recommend reading at least the part about e-readers quick, it's short!

Did you read it yet?? No!? Go read it! Right now! I promise it's not that boring.  I can wait until you read it. (singing the waiting song from Blues Clues) wait wait wait... all you have to do is wait!

Alright... now that you have finally read the article (and if you didn't... I'll know. Don't make me come over there and read it to you! haha)

So what do you think?  It's kind of fun to think about isn't it? Honestly I don't know if I will make the jump over to a tablet/e-reader hybrid unless the e-ink screen works the exact same way as it does now.  I love my e-reader because I can read for hours on end without it hurting.  Just like a printed book.  I have very sensitive eyes... I can't help it!  Plus... Why get a tablet when I already have a desktop?  I love hand-held gadgets but I just don't think I would get enough use out of a tablet. Simple as that.

What about the other items on the list....Do you think you they will become obsolete by 2020 or will it be sooner?  For many of the items... I'm betting way way way sooner.

Now, I am super behind on getting a smart phone.  But I just don't have a need for it.  I barely use my cellphone as it is.  I didn't even get a cellphone until I was 18.  I'm 21 right now. Pathetic right? Considering I'm part of the generation that can barely function without technology. haha.. totally true by the way.

I don't know what I'll do if I ever get rid of my GPS named Maggie. haha.  It's a Magellan... get the name now? Not really? haha...ha.. hha... ahem... Seriously I'd get so lost without my GPS.  But that's because I am 100% terrible with directions.  Not just somewhat terrible... seriously terrible.  Horrible.  I could get lost in my own house I'm so bad.  Yeah.  Pathetic.

I don't care what anyone says... I will always have a gaming console.  Always.  Even if they are old and outdated... who cares!? Nostalgia! It's like keeping your favorite stuffed animal from when you were young or your blanket or pictures or... what? Not the same?

Let me know what you think.  It's interesting!


TinyDreamer said...

I got my first cellphone when I was 18 as well. Since then I've gone through 2 phones and working on my 3rd. I just my phone compulsively, especially now that I have a baby smartphone (Motorola Citrus).

The idea of losing DVD players sucks. I absolutely love, love, love DVD cases. Aside from the movie itself the cases are the most important part of my movie collection.

HilyBee said...

I think we'd just be losing them to BluRay players. Which have really awesome cases too. :)