By now, I’ve got a pretty workable time management system that includes both paper and digital devices. I’m not afraid of technology — heck, I minored in computer science in college!
When it comes to reading, however, I’m still behind the digital times. I got a Kindle for Christmas and have yet to buy a book for it, even after reviewing all your thoughtful and intriguing recommendations last week. (Instead, I started my most recent paperback purchase, A Computer Called Leo.) I have a good sense that I’m probably going to go for something like the Mark Twain autobiography, which several of you praised and which is huge and unwieldy in hardback. But I can’t seem to pull the trigger.
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re a paper enthusiast. That’s certainly part of what’s causing me to hesitate: I love books as physical objects. I’m also seized by this irrational and probably retrograde worry that if I can’t see something on my bookshelf, it may not actually be mine — which is strange, since I don’t feel that way about the music, photography, or writing that’s stored in ones and zeroes in my laptop.
Do you own a Kindle and/or share any of these concerns? How did you get over them?