Thevillageatheist - 18 April 2012 11:59 AM
My kids bought me the Kindle last xmas and so far I’ve downloaded some 35 books and all in the palm of my hand! I had so many books in my room that they were setting on the floor so I cleared them out and donated them to the community college library where I teach. This past xmas my wife bought me the i-pad and by downloading the books from the kindle I can read and research at the same time. How convenient. I-pad has an instant dictionary so all you have to do is touch the word and the definition appears at the bottom of the screen. Fantastic and I’m not a tekkie!
We have a first generation iPad. However, it’s rare that mom or dad get to use it because the kids always seem to be playing Angry Birds. I do have a few books on my iPhone. Funny is that I only ever read on the iPhone when I’ve forgotten to bring a book or magazine.
One of the things that’s kept me from adding a lot of books is the 1st gen. iPad is a bit heavy. So I’m not sure how comfortable it will be for reading. Hmm… Although I wonder how it’s weight compares to a 300-400 page hard back? (Now, I’ve got a project when I get home. :D)
I have an I-pad 2 and is easily hand held. I’m using it now and typing one handed. Yes, we have the same problem with our granddaughters who play several games that my wife downloaded and are linked to mine. Swampy, angry birds, fruit ninja to name a few. So when they visit that’s the first thing they ask for. You really ought to get one Derek and hope that you get to use it!