Burn your books, readers are coming

This is fairly off topic for me but today I will write about technology [and I do so knowing the proper tech blogging crew probably covered this three years ago!], namely the hand held gadget called a Reader. I recently received one for Christmas (my wife gets me all the cool stuff I own – iPods etc.) and despite being a confirmed bookworm I am totally impressed with the Reader, and of course there are other makers as well (amazon etc.).

So why burn your books? Well, find some storage anyway because the written word is likely, over time to go the same route as music did. It makes sense on several levels and the points are below.

1. Books take up space, physical space, my house is full of books, my desk at work is too, I am a book lover, I wouldn’t say I have a ‘private library’ but I do have a damn big book collection. If I could fit all of these onto a small hard drive and …

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