Saturday, January 21, 2012

Books over E-Readers.. Personal Preference.

I had a recent conversation with a friend about what type of e-reader he should buy, and being that I despise e-readers I told him to find another opinion to solicit, being that I prefer the old school method of reading. Pick up a book, open the cover and start reading.. He then began a tirade over why e-readers will always have an advantage over books and called me an old fashioned dinosaur. “I can fit thousands of books on my reader and I won’t be killing trees!” Blah, Blah, Blah. I say Bullshit- not EVERYTHING needs to be on a computer, and there ARE some advantages to reading an actual book over reading one on a tab computer. For instance, I can read any book in my library in direct sunlight with absolutely no problems with screen glare and I don’t have to worry about my books crashing, getting hacked or failing because of low or dead batteries. I could probably come up with a few more, but I will stop there.. Sometimes technology just gets in my way.. Ridiculous.

A Tale of Two Nerds..

Two computer science students at a local university meet up on campus one afternoon when the first student calls out to the other.

“Hey- Nice bike! where did you get it?”

“Well,” replies the other, “I was walking to class the other day when this beautiful young coed came riding up to me on this bike. she jumps off, takes off all of her clothes, and says,

“You can have ANYTHING you want!”

“Good Choice.” Replies the first. “Her clothes probably wouldn’t have fit you anyway.”